Ranui shooting: Courtroom cleared

By Brendan Manning, Patrice Dougan

Police at the scene of the Luanda Drive shooting in Ranui where one man was killed and another critically injured. Photo / Getty Images
Police at the scene of the Luanda Drive shooting in Ranui where one man was killed and another critically injured. Photo / Getty Images

The public gallery in a West Auckland court had to be cleared today as a father and son pleaded not guilty to charges related to a fatal shooting in Ranui.

23-year-old Josh Roach was killed in the incident in Luanda Drive in Ranui last week.

Another man, 20-year-old Ricky Lum, was hospitalised after being shot in the neck.

Allen Lum and his 18-year-old son Trae appeared in the Waitakere District Court today, charged with possession of an unlawful weapon.

As Allen Lum stood in the dock a woman began shouting at the 41-year-old - igniting the simmering tension in the packed court and sparking a yelling match with others in the public gallery.

The public gallery was cleared before the hearing continued.

Allen Lum's been remanded in custody and he and his son will next appear on August 5.

- Newstalk ZB

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