A male shot multiple times managed to get to a hospital late Saturday, but he died there of his wounds, New Orleans police said.

The shooting happened about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of North Johnson Street, which is in the 7th Ward, New Orleans Police Officer Hilal Williams said Sunday in a news release.

Police responding to call of shots fired learned that the victim, who suffered multiple wounds to his body, already had gone to a hospital, where he died. Williams did not identify the hospital.

Investigators are gathering evidence and information to find out who is responsible for the shooting, as well as the motive, the release says.

The Homicide Unit is running the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300.

Police urge anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.