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Tammy Peterson, middle, depended on support from her sisters Renae Casperson, left, and Lynn DeVault, to survive a near-death experience four years ago. Peterson will tell of her experiences at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Lakewood Community Church. Submitted photo

Warroad woman to speak in Bemidji on personal tragedy; shot 11 times by boyfriend

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It was Nov. 11, 2005, when Tammy Peterson returned to her home in Warroad to find her estranged boyfriend waiting for her. He was drunk and had a .22 caliber rifle in his hand.

As Tammy tried to escape out the door, he chased her and began to shoot - 11 bullets tore through Tammy's body. The shooter took his own life, but Tammy fought to survive.

After a neighbor called for help, Peterson was airlifted by MeritCare LifeFlight to Fargo.

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