Teenager shot in the leg in north Belfast

Police
Police

A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg and assaulted by a number of men in north Belfast in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police say the man was walking in the New Lodge area, possibly in the vicinity of Hilman Street, when it was reported that he was assaulted by a number of males and shot in the leg.

He was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries.

Detective Inspector Mark McHaffie is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone who has any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.