A man who crashed his car into a tree in the northern suburbs this morning had reportedly been shot in the face.

The incident occurred at around 2am at Waterloo Corner, where police found a man with “facial injuries consistent with being shot.”

Police are currently searching for the suspect, however, it’s believed that the victim and suspect are known to each other.

The 43-year-old from the Riverland is recovering from non-life threatening injuries at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.