Two people charged in New Year’s Eve shooting released
Further court appearances slated for later this month
A 17-year-old youth appeared in provincial court in Grand Bank last week, charged with attempted murder, pointing a firearm, careless use of a firearm, as well as breach of a recognizance.
The charges are in relation to a shooting that occurred in the community of Brookside around 11 p.m. on Dec. 31.
A 16-year-old male from the community remains in hospital in St. John’s, having suffered serious injuries to his upper right chest from what police described as a close-range shotgun wound.
The youth charged in the incident — who cannot be named because of his age — was released on bail following an appearance before Judge Harold Porter on Jan. 4. A number of conditions were attached to his release.
Francis Bragg also made an appearance in court last week.
The 33- year- old is also facing a number of charges including criminal negligence causing bodily harm, and possession of a prohibited device without being the holder of a license. He was also released on a number of conditions.
The 17-year-old male will make his next appearance in provincial court on Jan.18.
Bragg is set to appear in court again on Jan. 25.