Man dies after shooting in north Belfast

A forensic officer on the scene of last night's fatal shooting in north Belfast

A forensic officer on the scene of last night's fatal shooting in north Belfast

A 33-year-old man has died following a shooting in north Belfast last night.

The victim was shot three times in the leg in an alleyway in the Ardoyne area around 10.05pm on Friday.

Emergency services on the scene

Emergency services on the scene

He died later in hospital.

Inspector James Murphy said: “The victim was shot three times in the leg in an alleyway at Butler Place close to Elmfield Street at around 10.05pm last night.

“He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital where later died from his injuries.

“We are keen to hear from witnesses or anyone with information regarding this heinous crime.”

Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Belfast , UK - April 15, Pictured is Emergency services at the scene of a shooting in the Elmfield Street area of Ardoyne on April 15, 2016  Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye Belfast , UK - April 15, Pictured is Emergency services at the scene of a shooting in the Elmfield Street area of Ardoyne on April 15, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

Detectives can be contacted by calling the non-emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.