Police probe underway as man, 20s, in critical condition after being shot in Belfast
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Police probe underway as man, 20s, in critical condition after being shot in Belfast

A POLICE probe underway in Northern Ireland as a man was left in critical condition after being shot in Belfast.

Police were called to the scene where a young man was found suffering from severe injuries after being shot in Northern Belfast.

The man, who is in his 20s, was rushed to hospital after officers arrived on the scene at around 11:15pm last night, Sunday 21 February.

He is now in critical condition and fighting for his life.

PSNI detectives have begun an investigation and are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with information relating to the case to come forward.

A spokesperson for the PSNI said: "Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the report of a shooting in north Belfast last night, Sunday February 21".

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PSNI Detective Inspector Phillips added: "We received a report around 11:15pm, that a man had been shot in the Hopewell Crescent area of the city.

"Officers attended, along with colleagues from NIAS.

"A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical.

"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."