A 29-year-old man was shot in the lower body in Ottawa's Carlington neighbourhood on Sunday and got a ride to hospital from a friend, police say.

The victim showed up at a hospital at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday with a single gunshot wound, according to a media release. He had not called police.

The victim later told police the shooting happened around 2:50 p.m. in the 900 block of Hooper Street in Carlington, between Merivale Road and Fisher Avenue.

The guns and gangs unit said they have not recovered any evidence of a shooting there.

A canvas of the area did not uncover any witnesses and no one claims to have heard anything, said Staff Sgt. Mark Patterson.

The victim said he was outside when a vehicle pulled up and he was shot. There are no descriptions of potential suspects or the vehicle.

He has since been released from hospital.

He is not a person of interest to the guns and gangs unit.

Anyone with information is asked to call the unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050, or call Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477, or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.