Northern Ireland

North Belfast attack: Man shot in leg in Ardoyne area

Bullet case at shooting scene Image copyright Kevin Scott
Image caption A bullet case at the scene of the shooting in Ardoyne, north Belfast

A man has been injured in a paramilitary-style shooting in north Belfast.

The 24-year-old was shot in the leg at Jamaica Court in the Ardoyne area shortly after midnight on Friday.

The victim initially refused medical assistance and is reported to have assaulted a member of the ambulance service who was at the scene.

He was eventually taken to a nearby hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The ambulance service said the paramedic suffered bruising to his arm.

"To his credit, after a short period of time, to compose himself, he continued with his duties for the rest of his shift ensuring that vital levels of ambulance cover were not reduced in the Belfast area," spokesperson said.

"We would appeal once again for our crews to be respected and allowed to do their job."

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.