Daylight shooting in New Orleans East

Photo credit NOPD

Cops report a shooting that injured one victim Friday afternoon.

"The NOPD is investigating an Aggravated Battery by Shooting at the intersection of Hayne Boulevard and Bullard Avenue," Public Information Officer Reese Harper said in an email.

It happened just after 4:30pm.

"Initial reports show that a man sustained an apparent gunshot wound to his body."

EMS took the victim to the hospital.

It comes amid surging violent crime in New Orleans as the police force steadily shrinks to historically low levels.