A woman managed to drive herself to hospital after getting shot in the city’s east end Monday evening, police say.

The 21-year-old showed up at Hamilton General Hospital’s emergency room with a non-life threatening gunshot wound, and police were called by hospital officials around 5:25 p.m., Det. Const. Greg Slack told CBC Hamilton.

Slack says the shooting took place roughly an hour and a half before in an alley on Cannon Street East near Kensington Avenue North. He called the shooting an “isolated incident,” and officers in the east end division are still trying to piece together exactly what happened, he said.

“They’re still trying to figure out exactly what took place,” he said.

Police investigators say they believe that the shooting "was not a random act."

"It wasn't just some random Joe walking down the street who got shot," Slack said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-546-2907 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.