THE PSNI has confirmed that a man has died following a shooting in north Belfast.
Officers remain at the scene at Etna Drive while a forensic examination is carried out.
It is understood the victim was shot dead in the front garden of the property in Etna Drive.
Local people say a neighbour valiantly tried to save his life.
A car used in the attack was found burned out a short distance away from the scene.
SDLP councillor Paul McCusker said the killing had caused “immense shock”.
“It’s hard to describe how traumatic this has been for people who were going about their business,” he said.
“Those responsible for this barbaric crime have no support here.”
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly also condemned the shooting.
“At a time when all frontline statutory agencies and indeed communities are doing what they can to fight against Covid-19, this just adds to the suffering unfortunately being experienced by local people at this time,” he said.