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ST. LOUIS — Police are investigating after a woman was shot in the head in Dogtown Friday afternoon. 

Officers arrived in the 6700 block of West Park shortly after 1:30 p.m. The scene is on a residential street in the city's Hi-Pointe neighborhood.

Upon arrival, officers found a 44-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the head. She was partly conscious when police arrived and was taken to a local hospital where she was stable.

Police officials said Friday afternoon that the injuries do not appear life threatening.

A 73-year-old suspect was arrested after the shooting and a weapon was recovered, said police Major Dan Howard. Domestic abuse investigators are investigating the shooting, Howard said. 

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

Erin Heffernan is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.