A man is in a critical condition in hospital following a shooting in north Belfast.

The man, who is in his 20s, was found with a gunshot wound to his abdomen and facial injuries in the New Lodge area around 1.30am.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital.

His condition has been described as critical but stable.

The PSNI are trying to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the shooting and are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.