The PSNI are appealing for information and witnesses following a report of a shooting in Belfast this morning.
Shortly after 1.50am, it was reported that a man had been shot in both legs by a number of masked men in the Cranbrook Gardens area in North Belfast.
The victim, who is in his 30s, was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries and remains in stable condition.
“This shooting is a clear violation of the victim’s human rights. Everyone has the right to live their life free from the threat of violence," Detective Sergeant Alexander said.
“There is no justification for this type of attack. Those responsible place not just the victim at risk, but also the wider community."
Investigations into the incident are ongoing, and police in Northern Ireland are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened, or who may have any information which may assist.
The number to call is 101, quoting reference number 231 of 06/08/23.
Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.