Woman Severely Beaten, Man Arrested

Police in Springfield say it first appeared a woman found in a house on Broadway north of Commercial overnight had been shot, but they now say it appears she was beaten. 

A man has been arrested for assault.  He has not yet been charged. 

Police say the woman is in critical condition, but is expected to survive.  

Earlier, officers say a woman called 911 to say her mother had been shot inside the house.  

Doctors are still evaluating her wounds.

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