(Photos by WLBT)
(Photos by WLBT)

A 23-year-old man was shot this evening in a Ridgeland park west of U.S. 51 near I-220 in what police are calling a targeted shooting.

The incident occurred at about 5:50 p.m. in Midway Park on South Midway Avenue where a group of men were playing basketball.

“He was playing basketball with a group of guys when a 4-door white truck drove by and shot multiple times,” police said.

The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition.

Police said an effort is underway to locate the vehicle and suspects.

“Information gathered at the scene indicates this was an intentional shooting but unsure of the intended target,” they said.

The park is south of Lake Harbour in a neighborhood between the railroad and the interstate.