A Louisiana state trooper has shot the driver of a car on New Orleans’ tourist-filled Bourbon Street.

Louisiana State Police spokesman Monroe Dillon tells news outlets that the driver was shot once Thursday evening.

New Orleans Emergency Medical Services spokesman Jonathan Fourcade says the driver was hospitalized for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Investigators look at a Kia Forte with a shattered driver's window after a Louisiana state trooper shot the driver of the car on tourist-filled Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, on Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune via AP)
Investigators look at a Kia Forte with a shattered driver’s window after a Louisiana state trooper shot the driver of the car on tourist-filled Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, on Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune via AP)

It was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting and officials did not release the identity of the driver. The trooper was not injured.

According to The Advocate , the incident marks at least the third shooting on New Orleans’ most famous street since February.

People gather to watch on Bourbon Street at Bienville Street after a Louisiana state trooper shot a driver of a car on tourist-filled Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, on Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune via AP)
People gather to watch on Bourbon Street at Bienville Street after a Louisiana state trooper shot a driver of a car on tourist-filled Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, on Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune via AP)