July 08, 2018  |  01:42 pm

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning (July 8 ) in the Slidell area that left one man critically injured.

STPSO deputies were dispatched to Sunset Drive in the Slidell area around 12:30 a.m. after a caller reported a person had been shot.   

When deputies arrived, they discovered one male victim who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The shooting reportedly took place following a physical altercation that occurred between the victim and other individuals in the roadway of the 500 block of Sunset Drive.

As the victim was leaving the scene in a vehicle, shots were fired at the vehicle by an unidentified suspect. The victim was struck twice. His companion in the vehicle was uninjured.  

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and is currently in guarded condition.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call Detective Lunsford at 985-726-7854 or the STPSO at 985-898-2338.