Police say a shooting that took place early Monday morning in Bowness was not random.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. MT in the 7700 block of 41 Avenue N.W. 

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but he has since been upgraded to stable condition.

Police say the suspect in the incident is known to the victim.

Area resident Debbie Pelletier said she heard an argument about money before a shot rang out.

“And then all of a sudden I heard a big bang,” she said. “And I thought … it was probably just kids playing with fire crackers or something.”

Investigators are following up on several leads and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.