A YOUTH has appeared in court charged in connection with a shooting incident in Limerick city at the weekend.
Gordon Ryan, aged 19, of Greenfields, Rosbrien is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm at Hyde Road, Ballinacurra Weston on June 23, last.
It is alleged the weapon was seized after a 21-year-old man sustained gunshgot wounds to his face and upper body shortly after midnight on Sunday.
The man was treated at University Hospital, Limerick for non life-threatening injuries.
According to court documents, the weapon which Ryan is accused of having is described as “steel piping designed to function as a 12 gauge shotgun”.
During the brief hearing, Garda Niall Fitzgerald of Roxboro Road garda station gave evidence of charging the defendant last evening and he said he replied “no comment” when charged.
Judge Eugene O’Kelly granted an application for free-legal aid and solicitor Sarah Ryan was assigned to represent Ryan.
Sgt Donal Cronin said a file is being prepared in relation to the incident and he added that directions will be sought from the Director of Public Prosecutions in due course.
After being informed that Ryan was not applying for bail, Judge Eugene O’Kelly remanded him in custody until Tuesday next, July 2.