SPRING, Texas (FOX 26) - "I never wanted to put her in any danger," said Kristine Enk.
Enk and Kimberly Fickas are longtime friends.
Last fall, Fickas moved her from Illinois to start a new life with her two children.
"Being in so many domestic disputes, I couldn't handle it anymore. I didn't want my kids to go through it anymore," she said.
Fickas was helping Enk get out of her own domestic violence nightmare.
On March 28, an ironic twist of fate came calling.
"When I had seen the look in his eyes, this was a version of him I had never seen before," Enk said.
Enk's ex, 42-year-old Travis Hudgens, fired six shots into a door.
Fickas, who was on the other side of that door, was shot five times.
"I'm just happy it's not me or any of the kids," she said.
"She can't walk. They don't even know if she's going to walk and the worst part is she's not getting any help from those who can make it better," said Enk.
Fickas has no insurance and says she was released from the hospital without any king of follow-up or therapy.
The two women are in desperate need, but say all they are getting is the run-around.
"It just gets worse everyday," Enk said.