Erie Police are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday evening in the City of Erie.

Erie Police tell Erie News Now that a 31 years old, black male was shot in the abdomen, that single bullet exiting out his back.

It happened just before 7:00 at night in a back yard around the 400 block of East 6th street. Witnesses tell police though, they heard the shot and then saw the victim running through the back yards to 428 7th street. That's where rescuers and investigators arrived.

The shooting victim was rushed to UPMC Hamot, where we're told he went into emergency surgery. 

If you have any information on who pulled the trigger or why, call Erie Police.