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A woman is in critical but stable condition after she was shot in northern Colorado Springs Thursday night, police said.

Authorities responded to a shooting in the 11500 block of Spectacular Bid Circle just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday and found a woman with an apparent gunshot wound, according to police.

The woman was immediately transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment, where she remained in critical but stable condition as of Friday morning, according to police.

Christopher Vences, 20, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault in the shooting. He is being held without bond at the El Paso County jail, records show.

Investigation is ongoing, police said.

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Breeanna Jent covers El Paso County and the state of Colorado. She previously worked as the editorial assistant for the Pikes Peak Newspapers and joined their sister paper, The Gazette, in 2020.

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