Man, 52, arraigned over Ta’ Xbiex shooting

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A 52-year-old man residing in Fgura was arraigned before a court charged with the attempted murder of another man in a shooting incident in Ta’ Xbiex. He pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.

The incident happened at around 1:50am on Saturday in Ta’ Xbiex.

The man was charged with attempted murder, of grievously injuring the victim, and of carrying a knife without a licence.

On Saturday, a 44-year-old man from Msida was grievously injured after being shot in a violent argument.

Lawyers Franco Debono and Marion Camilleri made a request for bail, stating that the accused had a fixed address and was ready to abide by any conditions imposed in the bail bond.

The prosecution objected, arguing that the crime was a serious one and there were witnesses still yet to testify.

The man was remanded in custody.

The Court was presided over by Magistrate Caroline Farrugia Frendo.

Lawyers Franco Debono and Marion Camilleri appeared for the accused.

Police Inspector Jonathan Ransley led the prosecution.