The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Sunday afternoon shooting in LaPlace. and are asking the public for help in establishing leads.

Deputies responded to a report of a shooting around 1:15 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Joe Parquet Circle. When they arrived, they found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his head.

The man, who the Sheriff’s Office did not identify, was conscious and alert, and holding a towel to his head. The Sheriff’s Office said he was transported to a New Orleans area hospital for treatment. No one else was injured.

The victim told investigators that he was on the front porch of an apartment when he heard a loud bang and felt pain in his head, the Sheriff’s Office said. The victim said he ran inside the apartment and that others inside the residence called 911.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office Tips Line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.