Ottawa police are investigating an attempted murder in connection with a shooting at Herongate Mall in Ottawa's south end.

Police found a man suffering from a bullet wound to the leg when they arrived at the mall parking lot, located on Heron Road, at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

The victim was transported to hospital to be treated for not-life threatening injuries.

Police have arrested three people of interest in relation to the incident. However, the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Ottawa police guns and gang unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-TIPS.