Detectives are investigating an early morning Wednesday shooting that occurred in the 4700 block of Banks Street, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department news release.

Police were called at 3:39 a.m. to 4733 Banks St. to investigate the shooting, according to the release.

Before they arrived, the officers were flagged down in the 5800 block of Evangeline Street by a driver of a vehicle who was taking the Banks Street shooting victim to the hospital. The driver said the shooting was accidental.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The shooting is under investigation.