Ottawa police are investigating after a man was shot in the back of a taxi outside of a strip club.

Strip club shooting in back of taxi

Ottawa police say a man was rushed to hospital in the back of a taxi after he was shot outside a strip club. (CBC)

Police say the man suffered a single gunshot wound around 2:30 a.m. Sunday outside The Nuden on Triole Street. That is near the intersection of Belfast Road and St. Laurent Boulevard.

The man and another passenger were sitting in the back of a taxi but only one person was shot. Police said the taxi driver then took those passengers to The Ottawa Hospital’s General campus.

The man suffered non-life threatening injuries and he was then transferred to the Civic campus by ambulance.

The Ottawa police guns and gangs unit is leading the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050.