The Ottawa police guns and gangs unit is investigating after a 20-year-old man was shot in front of an apartment building on Laurier Avenue West early Sunday morning.

It happened at about 3:40 a.m. in front of 450 Laurier Ave. W. , an apartment building at the corner of Lyon Street.

A group of people was congregating outside when the shot was fired, police said. It struck the man in the buttocks.

Police have no one in custody and no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the guns and gangs unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5050, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8447 (TIPS).

450 laurier avenue west, ottawa