A man has been shot in the leg at a house in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast.
The victim answered a knock at the door of the house at Butler Walk around 10 pm last night.
Before opening the door, he heard a loud bang and realised he had been shot in the leg.
He was taken to hospital for injuries that are not life-threatening.
The man’s partner and four young children were in the house at the time.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Mullan described it as “an appalling incident”.
He appealed for anyone with information about the shooting to contact detectives on 101.