HALIFAX -- Halifax Regional Police are investigating after a man was shot in the 500-block of Portland Street, and the Dartmouth General Hospital was placed under lockdown Friday night.

Police say at 9 p.m. Friday, they received a report of possible gun shots in the 500-block of Portland Street.

Officers arrived on scene and confirmed a shooting had taken place and asked the public to avoid the area.

At 9:29 p.m., the Dartmouth General Hospital reported a 33-year-old male arrived with non-life-threatening gun shot wounds.

Hospital officials said the lockdown was lifted after about two hours.

Just before 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, police confirmed they had cleared the scene and that the area reopened.

Police note that they do not have any information concerning a suspect.

Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are conducting an investigation. The investigation is in its preliminary stages and is ongoing.

Police are asking anyone with information concerning the incident to contact them at 902-490-5020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

With files from The Canadian Press