Northern Ireland's First and Deputy First leaders have condemned the murder of a man who was shot dead in north Belfast last night.

The PSNI has begun a murder investigation following the shooting on Cliftonville Road at around 8.15pm.

DUP leader Arlene Foster described the shooting as terrible news for people in the area and expressed her sympathies with the family of the man who died.

Speaking to the BBC, Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill said: "At the heart of that is going to be a grieving family who lost a loved one last night and our thoughts are very much with the family.

"The police will have a job of work to do. This is not something that is acceptable at any level in our society and I think that anyone with information should come forward to the PSNI and assist with the investigation."

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery appealed for any witnesses to contact police.