One of two men accused of shooting Darko Janceski in the leg less than three months before he was gunned down in an unrelated incident is attempting to move just streets away from the original crime scene, a court has heard.
Jason Lee Wellins yesterday asked for permission to move into his parents' Berkeley home, less than two kilometres from the Barnes St property where the January shooting occurred, Wollongong Local Court was told.
Wellins, 37, and co-accused Glen Robert Wilson, 35, were charged with Mr Janceski's attempted murder after the 32-year-old was shot in the upper thigh outside his home on January 29.
Mr Janceski survived the attack, only to be gunned down in an unrelated shooting incident in April.
Representing himself, Wellins yesterday told the court he was currently living in Nowra and wanted to move back to Berkeley to be closer to the court.
Crown solicitor Nick Borosch opposed the application, arguing the address was only a short distance from the scene of the shooting.
Mr Borosch told the court a number of civilian witnesses still lived near the site and there were concerns about Wellins residing in the area.
Wellins, who was granted bail after Mr Janceski's death, claimed he had been bailed to the Berkeley address but had been attending rehabilitation in Nowra.
He said he was keen to return to the Illawarra as he was doing "too much" travelling to and from the region.
Wellins and Wilson are set to front the court next Friday for a one-day committal hearing into the shooting.
Mr Borosch told the court yesterday a male witness who allegedly saw the attack would be the only person called in the proceedings.
Magistrate Michael Stoddart adjourned Wellins' bail review until next Wednesday to allow him to obtain legal advice.