A 24-year-old man has been transported to a Saskatoon hospital after he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting Saturday morning in North Battleford.

Police said they're still investigating at a home on the 1700 block of 104th Street after being called to the area at about 10 a.m. CST.

At the scene officers found a man with several gunshot wounds. He was taken to Battleford Union Hospital in critical condition and was later transported to a Saskatoon hospital where he will undergo surgery Saturday. 

The RCMP told CBC News the man was visiting at the rented duplex for a party and was outside when a car pulled up and someone from the vehicle opened fire.

"There was quite a number of rounds and we hope that once the scene is analyzed here in the coming hours we'll be able to determine exactly how many rounds were fired," said Sgt. Neil Tremblay with the North Battleford detachment.

There is no word on what may have led to the shooting. Police have interviewed about a dozen witnesses, and intend to speak to more people.

Traffic in the area has been restricted.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the North Battleford RCMP.