Glasgow & West Scotland

Man pleads not guilty to Glasgow shop worker shooting

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A man has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a Glasgow shop worker in January.

Peter Blackwood, 26, is accused of trying to kill Naser Hussain at the KOF Convenience Store in the Yoker area.

It is alleged that Mr Blackwood's face was partially masked as he demanded money and cigarettes before shooting Mr Hussain, 23, in the leg.

This is said to have caused Mr Hussain severe injury, permanent disfigurement and impairment and danger to his life.

Mr Blackwood, of Ruchazie, appeared for a short hearing at the High Court in Glasgow on Monday.

His QC John Scullion pleaded not guilty on his behalf to the attempted murder charge and four firearms allegations.

Judge Lady Scott set a trial due to begin in December.