NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The New Orleans Police Department began investigating a shooting in the Gentilly area Monday afternoon.

According to NOPD, officers arrived at the 4400 block of St. Roch Avenue, after a man was reportedly found suffering from a gunshot wound to an unknown part of his body.

Family members later confirmed the victim to be 60-year-old Joe Cooper.

Cooper was taken to the hospital by EMS where he remained in serious but stable condition.

The incident is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call NOPD Third District at (504) 658-6030.

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