New Orleans police are investigating the shooting of a man in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway that happened around 3:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the department reported on Twitter.

The victim, who is 51, received a gunshot wound in the head and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to an update the NOPD sent at 4:36 p.m.

Stay with www.theneworleansadvocate.com for more on this developing story.