A man was chased down and stabbed repeatedly in Crescent Heights on Friday night.

First Street and 13th Avenue N.W. CAlgary

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. MT at First Street and 13th Avenue N.W.

The victim was chased by a group of men before being stabbed a number of times in the back. The suspects then fled.

Police said they believe drugs are behind the attack.

"We don't know the motive for this stabbing but with all the indications, it appears it was a targeted attack against that victim," said Staff Sgt. John McCarthy of the Calgary police.

The victim was taken to hospital in non-life-threatening condition, according to police.