Early Saturday morning in Sydney, Australia, a 7-Eleven convenient store became the scene of a real life horror movie when a woman in her 20’s entered the store with an axe and began attacking unsuspecting customers.
One victim was a male described in his 30’s, who suffered a serious head injury during the ferocious attack, and was bleeding profusely from the face after being hit by the axe from close range.
Another victim was a woman in her 40’s who suffered a fractured skull as a result of the axe attack.
Photo stills from the store’s surveillance camera captures the woman holding the axe, and taking a swing at a woman exiting the store.
The woman was very fortunate to not have been more seriously injured during the onslaught, and credits her long thick dreadlocks for softening the blow of the axe.
News.com.au reports both victims were taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment, while the suspected assailant was apprehended and brought to St. Vincent’s Hospital for a mental evaluation.
Witnesses who were present during the brutal assault said there was blood all over the floor. Blood was everywhere.
One can only imagine what it must have been like to see such a horrific crime carried out in such a violent manner.
The female victim has been identified as 43 year old Sharon Hacker, who told the Herald Sun she was simply trying to buy a carton of milk at the time when she found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Bystander Nathan Wood describes to the Herald Sun chasing the woman down the street before losing her as he called for police.
“But then she went after the person who was following behind me and swung her axe at him,” he said.
“Dude in a big coat, she swung and she missed, caught his coat and tore a big old hole through it.”
A short time after the attack, the suspect was tracked down by the police while still in possession of the bloody axe.
The disturbed woman was charged with wounding a person while intending to cause grievous bodily harm, and was denied bail on Sunday.
You can watch the in-store surveillance video of the attack below.