Belfast Telegraph

Man on shooting charges bailed

By Alan Erwin

Two gunmen carried out a double shooting which left one man dead and another seriously injured, the High Court heard yesterday.

Prosecutors said they were driven to and from the house in Bangor, Co Down, where 56-year-old Duncan Morrison was murdered in May.

Police also believe the suspected killers carried out a dry-run a day before the attack.

Details emerged as a man charged with the murder of Mr Morrison was granted bail.

Peter Greer (35) of Mountcollyer Avenue, Belfast, is also accused of the attempted murder of Stephen Ritchie in the same attack, and possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent.

He denies any involvement in the shooting or knowing about the victims.

Opposing his release, Crown counsel Nicola Auret said the guns used in the attack have not been recovered. She also claimed there was a risk of interfering with witnesses.

The court heard police found the victims on the kitchen floor of the house at Hazelbrook Avenue just after midday on May 13.

Each of them had a single gunshot wound to the chest. Mr Morrison was declared dead on arrival and Mr Ritchie was rushed to hospital to undergo emergency surgery.

In granting bail, curfew and electronic monitoring conditions were imposed.

Greer was also ordered to surrender his passport.

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