Man charged following Limerick shooting incident

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A THIRTY-four year old man from the southside of Limerick city was remanded in custody yesterday (Tues) after he appeared in court charged in connection with a shooting incident in the city at the weekend.

A THIRTY-four year old man from the southside of Limerick city was remanded in custody yesterday (Tues) after he appeared in court charged in connection with a shooting incident in the city at the weekend.

A THIRTY-four year old man has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court charged in connection with a shooting incident in the city at the weekend.

James O’Connor of Lord Edward Street is accused of recklessly discharging a firearm at Lord Edward Street on Saturday night.

Nobody was injured during the incident, which happened at around 9.30pm, however a house in the area was damaged after it was hit a number of times.

The defendant, who was arrested over the weekend, is also accused of possession of a rifle and .22 calibre ammunition on the same date.

At Limerick District Court, Garda Gary Laide, Roxboro, said the defendant made no reply when he was formally charged.

Solicitor Muiris Gavin, representing Mr O’Connor, said his client was reserving his position regarding bail but he said he will apply for bail on the next court date.

Judge Eamon O’Brien remanded the defendant in custody until until tomorrow morning