A NUMBER OF men assaulted a 16-year-old in North Belfast last night.
He was shot a number of times by a pellet gun on his upper body.
He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
At this stage police are treating the incident as a sectarian hate crime.
It happened on the Ballygomartin Road at around 10:50pm.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.
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.