Police are investigating an incident in the Castlereagh Road area of east Belfast in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).
A 17 year old male was found in an alleyway between Castlereagh Parade and Glenvarlock Street with a number of serious injuries at around 1.30am. He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical.
Ulster Unionist Councillor Sonia Copeland said she believed he fell from a second floor balcony.
Councillor Copeland said: “This is shocking news and it is important that the facts around what happened can be established as soon as possible.
“The police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident so I would appeal to anyone who has any information that could help them to come forward immediately.”
Police can be contacted at Musgrave Street on 101 quoting reference number 56 29/03/17.