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Mom grabs gun in home invasion, shots fired, police say

Posted July 18, 2018 12:52 p.m. EDT

— Police are investigating after shots were fired in a Hummelstown, Dauphin County, home invasion. WGAL's Shannon Murphy has the story. Watch her report above.

Here's what we know so far, according to police:

- It happened around 2 a.m. at a home at the intersection of North Duke and Second streets

- Two men entered the home and the family dog alerted the family inside to the intruders

- The men confronted a woman and her two children - there was a verbal argument

- Feeling threatened, the mother ran to her bedroom and grabbed her gun

- There was an exchange of gunfire - two shots were fired but no one was injured

- The suspects fled in a car parked next to the house

Hummelstown Police Chief William Ryan also told WGAL News 8 that there was no forced entry and he believes the home was targeted. The investigation is just beginning. Officers have been in and out of the house all morning collecting evidence.

A portion of a police statement says:

"At this time police do not think this was a random act. Anyone with any information related to this incident is asked to contact the Hummelstown Police at 717-558-6900."