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HOUSTON A mother was pistol-whipped Wednesday inside an apartment unit in northwest Harris County.

The young mom and her 2-year-old son were inside a ground-level unit at the Vineyard Trace Apartments when it happened.

She said a man knocked on the door and began asking questions in broken Spanish and then tried to force his way into the apartment.

When the woman fought back deputies said he hit the woman on the head with his handgun and that caused the gun to go off, firing a shot toward the kitchen.

Neither the mom, nor her toddler was hit. The man fled on foot running toward Kuykendahl.

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