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Woman Shot in the Head at Sportsmen's Lodge, Suspect on the Loose [UPDATED]

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Authorities are looking for a suspect who shot a woman in the head in a room at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City.

The Los Angeles Police Department received the call about the shooting at 4:50 a.m., according to City News Service

The shooter, described as "as a black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 185 pounds," according to ABC7, fled the scene. He is thought to have rented the hotel room with the woman.

The victim was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and she was "in and out of consciousness" on the way, according to the LAPD. Her current condition is not known.

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UPDATE 4:53 PM "The two children of the woman who was shot this morning at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City have been found safe, and a suspect has been taken into custody," reports CNS, citing local news station KCAL-9. CNS adds that police say the suspect, the children's father surrendered peacefully in the Canoga Park area.

UPDATE 11:40 A.M The suspect has been identified as Michael Lajun Green of Valley Glen, according to the LAPD, as reported by L.A. Now. The shooting is thought to have stemmed from a domestic dispute; the victim is Green's girlfriend and the mother of their two children, 6-month-old Zyler Green and Maaliyah Green, who is 1 1/2. Both Green and the two children are missing.

UPDATE 11 A.M. The victim is listed in critical, but stable condition, according to CNS. LAPD Officer Wendy Reyes notes that authorities are " investigating unconfirmed reports from possible witnesses that two children -- ages 6 months and 2 years -- might have been involved, and detectives were trying to learn more from the victim."