The Temple Police Department is investigating a frightening incident that reportedly took place on French Avenue early Thursday morning.

Temple PD spokesman Chris Christoff reports that a shooting occurred in the 600 block of West French at approximately 5:45 AM. The victim told police he was approached by a male stranger who fired a single round, then fled the scene.

The victim was hit, and was transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim described the gunman as a white or Hispanic male wearing a black hoodie and red sweatpants. No further information was available Thursday afternoon.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the TPD non-emergency line at  254-298-5500. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477,, or via the free P3Tips app.

You do not have to tell Crime Stoppers your name, and information leading to an arrest and conviction could net a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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