Man charged in Prospect shooting case

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

A 26-YEAR-OLD man has been remanded in custody after appearing before Limerick District Court on Sunday charged in connection with an alleged shooting incident in the city 10 days ago.

A 26-YEAR-OLD man has been remanded in custody after appearing before Limerick District Court on Sunday charged in connection with an alleged shooting incident in the city 10 days ago.

Kenneth Noonan, with an address at Hyde Villas, Ballinacurra Weston, is charged with being in possession of a shotgun under suspicious circumstances, contrary to Section 27 of the Firearms Act, at Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, in the early hours of Friday, July 29.

Garda Brian O’Connor, Roxboro Road Garda Station, gave evidence before Judge Aeneas McCarthy at a special sitting of the District Court of charging Noonan with the offence on Saturday.

He made no reply when charged.

Solicitor Sara Ryan was assigned to represent Noonan and indicated her client was not applying for bail at this time.

Judge McCarthy remanded Noonan in custody to appear before the court again via video link this Wednesday, August 10.

Noonan was one of four people arrested by gardai on Thursday of last week in connection with the alleged shooting incident at Lenihan Avenue at around 2.30am on July 29.

It is alleged that two houses were damaged in the incident and nobody was injured.

Two females and another male who were being detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act were released without charge on Friday and Saturday.