A man was shot in the head while trying to chase a gunman who was also chasing a woman who was allegedly assaulting him in Melbourne’s north-east, police said.

Key points:A 23-year-old man was driving a car on the inner-city street at around 2:30am when a woman driving a black Toyota Camry pulled up in front of himPolice said he tried to pull over, but the woman got out of the car and the two began arguing.

The woman then drove off.

Police said the 23-yr-old was driving in a marked police car when he was shot by a male passenger in the car.

Police were investigating whether the woman in the Camry had a weapon.

Police released few details about the shooting and there was no immediate word on her condition.

The man was rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital, where he is expected to be in a stable condition.

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