Suspected punishment shooting in Belfast

19-year-old shot in the leg by a number of men

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A 19-year-old man has been shot in the leg in the New Lodge area of north Belfast.

The shooting happened in the early hours of this morning.

Police received a report that the victim had been assaulted by a number of men.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Police are appealing for information.

It follows a report released earlier this week which showed that paramilitaries are still active on a large scale in the North.