Copperas Cove Police detectives are investigating a shooting incident that occurred before 11:00 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of North 1st Street.

Officials said around 10:56 p.m., officers responded to the scene and while en route to the location, they were notified that the victim was being transported to Metroplex Hospital by a family member.

The 34-year-old male was later transferred to Baylor Scott & White Hospital.

Witnesses told officers that there was a verbal altercation which lead to shots being fired.

Detectives have minimal information on the suspect and they are still in the early stages of the investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers at 254-547-1111.