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Man critically injured in north Belfast shooting

The incident occurred in the New Lodge area of north Belfast (PA) Photo: PA Wire/PA Images

A man sustained critical injuries when he was shot in the stomach in north Belfast.

The victim, aged in his 20s, was shot during disturbances in the New Lodge area in the early hours of Saturday.

He also sustained injuries to his face.

Police said the man was taken to hospital in a critical but stable condition.

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Officers have appealed for witnesses to the incident, which occurred at about 1.30am, to come forward.

Councillor JJ Magee condemned the violence.

“The people of the New Lodge are concerned that trouble has spilled over into the streets and caused disturbance to local businesses and homes,” said the Sinn Fein representative.

“There can be no place for guns on our streets.

“Details of that attack are still emerging, but I wish the man injured a speedy recovery and clearly this incident could have had even more disastrous consequences.”