October 19, 2021

LATEST: Man appears in court charged with shooting in Waterford city

A 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court today charged in connection with the shooting incident in Waterford city earlier this week.

Gavin Ryan appeared before a special sitting of Waterford District Court amid tight security this evening.

Mr Ryan of Mount Suir Apartments, Carrickphierish Road, Gracedieu was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life at the Carrickphierish Road on December 23.

In evidence, Det Garda Michelle Burns told the court the defendant made no reply to the single charge when it was put to him after caution.

Judge Kevin Staunton remanded Mr Ryan in custody. He will appear before Waterford District Court again on January 2.

The 44-year-old shooting victim remains in a critical condition at University Hospital Waterford, where he underwent emergency surgery last Monday.

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