Man charged over Limerick shooting

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

The scene of the shooting at Byrne Avenue, Prospect
A TWENTY-nine year old man has been refused bail after he appeared in court charged in connection with a shooting incident on the southside of Limerick city.

A TWENTY-nine year old man has been refused bail after he appeared in court charged in connection with a shooting incident on the southside of Limerick city.

Ian Horgan who is originally from County Cork but who has an address at Lenihan Avenue, Prospect appeared before a special sitting of Limerick District Court this evening.

He is charged with possession of a shotgun with intent to cause serious injury to Sean Finnan at his home at Byrne Avenue, Prospect last Thursday night.

It is alleged Mr Horgan and another man approached Mr Finnan’s home at around 9.30pm and discharged two shots.

The 26-year-old victim sustained more than 20 pellet wounds to his stomach and left hand and was treated at University Hospital, Limerick following the incident.

This evening Detective Garda Declan O’Halloran said Mr Horgan made no reply when he was formally charged at Roxboro Road garda station at 5.40 this evening.

Inspector Seamus Ruane said there was a garda objection to a bail application which was made by solicitor Sarah Ryan who was assigned to represent Mr Horgan.

Judge Mary Larkin refused bail and remanded the defendant in custody until Tuesday next, December 17.