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Woman shot in the head near Dogtown; suspect is 73-years-old.

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — St. Louis Metropolitan Police responded to a call of a woman shot in the head at 1:30 PM. It happened at the corner of West Park and Central, in the Hi-Point neighborhood near Dogtown. Police say they recently dealt with the suspect on a previous domestic violence call.

In this case, officers called in the Homicide Unit initially, because the victim had both an entry and exit wound to her head. Then Homicide left when they were informed she was alive.

Major Dan Howard said the suspect not only turned himself in, but they also found a gun. Now he said was the time to get the victim and her family help. Major Howard said, “The Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) is on the way to assist with the investigation. This house is known to us and we’re looking at ways to manage and mitigate that now.”

Police said the victim is 44-years-old.

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