(Serious) People who have survived a murder attempt (by dumb luck) whats your story?

This isn't my story but the story of my girlfriend, we'll call her Jess.

She was staying at her boyfriend and his mom's house, we'll call them Eric and Susan. Eric's great childhood friend, we'll call him Stephen, had just flunked out of school and Susan graciously let him stay with them until he could get back on his feet.

We'll never know why, but for some reason, one night Stephen just snapped. Jess was in Eric's room and Eric was in the kitchen with Susan. Stephen had stolen Eric's gun somehow and shot both Susan and Eric in cold blood in the kitchen. Jess, hiding in the closet terrified for her life, decides to come out slowly to see what's going on. Stephen walks up to her slowly telling her not to come out. They met face to face as he was in a panic and didn't know what to do. He walked away, took Susan's car and drove out of state before running out of gas and getting arrested.

To this day, we don't know why he did what he did or why he didn't shoot Jess.

This was 2 years ago, yesterday. Rest in peace.

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