THE BRONX - Cops are investigating a shooting outside a West Farms apartment complex.

According to police, a man was hit in the leg at around 7 a.m. inside the courtyard of the Lambert Houses and that a 911 call was placed from a pay phone nearby. A trail of blood was found leading all the way up to Boston Road.

Residents say the shooting is especially troubling because it happened in broad daylight at around the time kids were heading to school.

The victim was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital, and is expected to be OK.