Man charged with wounding over shooting at city house

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A man appeared at court yesterday charged with wounding after a shooting in Sheffield over the Bank Holiday weekend which left a man fighting for life.

Russell Fairchild, aged 47, of Handsworth Grange Road, Handsworth, was remanded in custody by Sheffield magistrates and will appear at Sheffield Crown Court next week.

He was arrested after officers were called to his house on Sunday night to find a man with life-threatening head injuries.

They removed an air rifle from the scene. Police said it could have been fired accidentally.

Another man, aged 23, who was also arrested over the shooting and quizzed over the weekend, has since been released without charge.

The shooting victim was still in a critical condition at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital yesterday.