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Gaston County police have charged a woman with attempted murder for allegedly shooting her boyfriend in the abdomen.

Terry Gail Walker was in the Gaston County Jail Saturday night on a $1,000,000 bond in connection with the shooting of 40-year-old Mark Eugene Vernon.

Police responded to the shooting call just after 2 p.m. at a home in the 3700 block of Philadelphia Church Road in Dallas. They found Vernon on the ground in front of the residence suffering from a gunshot wound.

Emergency crews arrived and took Vernon to Gaston Memorial Hospital, where he had surgery and was in serious condition late Saturday night.

Walker was also at the scene and was taken into custody. Her age was not immediately clear.

Detectives are still investigating and ask anyone with information to call 704-866-3320.

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