PORTAGEVILLE - A woman was in critical condition following an early morning shooting Saturday.
Althought details remained sketchy as of press time, New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens reported his officers were called to a residence at Point Pleasant about 5:50 a.m. Saturday. At the scene, officers found a woman with a gunshot wound to the head. She was flown by air ambulance service to a Memphis hospital. Stevens indicated the woman's condition was very critical.
An assailant was taken into custody at the scene and a gun recovered, the sheriff said.
Investigation was continuing by the Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.