Copperas Cove police are investigating a shooting that sent a young man to an area hospital early Tuesday morning.

Police became aware of the shooting after the 20-year-old victim was admitted to Metroplex Hospital in Killeen with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

The victim at first claimed to have been shot outside Walmart in Copperas Cove, but later told police it happened in the 1000 block of Industrial Avenue.

Police were gathering evidence at a location on Industrial near Irby St. late Tuesday morning. No suspect had been named and no arrest had been made Tuesday afternoon.