A 21-year-old man was shot and injured early this morning while trying to buy drugs near McGregor Street and Mountain Avenue, according to Winnipeg police.

Emergency crews were called at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday to the area, where they found the man with a gunshot wound to the lower body.

The man was taken to hospital in unstable condition but was later upgraded to stable, police said in a news release.

Investigators said it appears that the victim was in the area with the intent of buying drugs when he was confronted by two unknown males, one of whom shot the man.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects is asked to call investigators at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).