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MANSFIELD -- Police are seeking a male suspect after a woman was shot and taken to the hospital on Friday night in the wake of an incident at an Arthur Avenue address.

According to a Saturday morning press release, Mansfield Police were called to 123 Arthur Avenue on Jan. 17 at approximately 8:12 p.m. in reference to a person being shot. Upon arrival patrol officers made contact with numerous subjects inside the residence.

"Patrol officers located a female who was suffering from a gunshot wound in the kitchen," the press release stated. "The female victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

"Witnesses at the scene advised officers that they had heard numerous shots outside the residence and then the female stated she was shot. Witnesses stated that the female had been in an argument with a male shortly before the shots were fired."

A Mansfield Police Forensic Science Section Evidence Technician responded to the scene and evidence was collected from the residence and the street and sidewalk.

The Major Crimes Detectives are continuing to follow up on leads and talk to witnesses. Anyone with information regarding the shooting can contact Detective J. Mark Perry at 419-755-9730 or Det. Rick Clapp at 419-755-9470.

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