A murder investigation has begun following the shooting of a man in North Belfast yesterday evening (Tuesday 2).
A report was received by police shortly after 8 pm yesterday that an individual had been shot and injured.
Several police crews were dispatched, along with the NIAS, to the Cliftonville Road of the city.
Soon thereafter a portion of the road was sealed off and local diversions put in place.
The Ambulance Service said: “The NIAS dispatched one rapid response paramedic, two emergency crews and an ambulance officer to the incident.
“Following initial assessment, all ambulances resources cleared the scene and no patients were taken from the scene.”
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery said: “We received a report around 8.15 pm, that a man had been shot in the Cliftonville Road area of the city.
“Officers attended, along with colleagues from NIAS. Sadly, a man has been pronounced dead.
“We would urge anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have any information which may assist us with our inquiries to contact 101 or alternatively information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Local political representatives were quick with their reactions and condemnation of the shooting across social media.