A trial date of January 25, 2024, has been set for a 34-year-old suspect in an attempted murder case in Paphos in September and the court will meet again on November 22 to decide if he will remain in custody until then.

In the meantime, he will not be freed.

According to CNA, the suspect denies the charge that he tried to kill a 31-year-old, shot outside his home in the early hours of September 24.

The man, a resident of a village in the Paphos district, is also faced with charges of illegal possession and transportation of firearm and explosives.

He was arrested in the early morning hours on September 24 when police received information of a shooting in the village of Psathi.

According to police information, the 31-year-old man was shot outside his house at around 5.30am when he returned from a night out.

As he parked and got out of his car, another vehicle approached, stopped, and fired a gun in the direction of the victim, letting off two shots and hitting his target both times.

Relatives of the victim managed to immobilise the perpetrator who was later arrested.

The injured man was taken to Paphos A&E but due to the seriousness of his condition, he was transferred to Nicosia general hospital with facial and chest injuries.

Police said testimony suggests the two men had personal differences.