Mother, Child Fleeing Gunfire Leap From Window

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An early morning shoot out in Luzerne County leaves a mother and child in the hospital.

They weren’t hit by any bullets, but they were forced to jump from a third story window to escape the gunfire, according to police.

The shots were fired at Interfaith apartments on Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre just after midnight Wednesday morning.

Police tell us a man came to the apartment and started arguing with another man who lived with the mother and child.

Investigators said both men pulled weapons – one, a gun the other, a pellet gun – and shot at each other.

The mother and child jumped.

Officials have not said how badly they were hurt.

The two men ran from the scene in Wilkes-Barre and they are still on the loose.