July 26, 2021

Man charged in connection with shooting in Waterford city

A man has been charged in connection with the shooting incident in Waterford city earlier this week.

He will appear before a special sitting of Waterford District Court this evening.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed: “A man in his 30s has been charged in relation to this incident. He is due to appear before a special sitting of Waterford District Court later today.”

Another man, also aged in his 30s, who was arrested in connection with the shooting has been released without charge.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

A 27-year-old woman who was arrested on Christmas Eve in connection with the shooting was subsequently released without charge.

The victim, a man in his 40s, remains in a critical condition at University Hospital Waterford, but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

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Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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