It happened in the Gortmore Terrace area around 6.40 pm.
A man, believed to be aged in his 20s, was shot in his ankle. He has been taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Newtownabbey CID on 0845 600 8000.
Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.