Man charged over Dingli shooting

The accused was charged with attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm during the commision of a crime and failing to observe the firearm's licence conditons 

A man from Dingli has been remanded in custody after allegedly shooting a man in his home town in what has been described as a hunting incident.

Joseph Scicluna, 53, from Dingli was accused of attempted murder of Mark Farrugia on 31 October.

The shooting took place in Dingli at around 6am.

He was charged with attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime against the person, failing to observe the conditions of his firearms licence and breaching the Arms Act.

Lawyers Alfred Abela, Arthur Azzopardi and Rene Darmanin, defence counsel to Scicluna, entered a not guilty plea.

Bail was not granted.

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale presided.

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