Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting that occurred around 9 p.m. Monday on North 27th Street, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department news release
According to the release, a police officer was patrolling near North 27th Street when he heard gun fire.
The officer found a man in the 700 block of North 27th Street with gunshot wounds to his mid section, according to the release.
The victim told the officer he was shot by a man who left the area just before the officer arrived.
The victim was taken to a local hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.