Ottawa police are investigating after several gunshots rang out in a west-end neighboured early Saturday morning.

Police say shots were fired in the Ritchie Street area at about 3:50 a.m.  Following the gunfire, police say a group of people confronted and assaulted two victims before running away.

The victims were transported to hospital. Police say their injuries are not life-threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.