An accused gunman who allegedly shot another man in the leg at Lake Wendouree has been committed to stand trial.
Trevor Scott, 27, is accused of shooting the man outside a Gregory Street unit at 3.21am on October 1.
The victim drove himself to the Ballarat Base Hospital, with a bullet lodged in his right thigh, after being shot.
Scott was committed to stand trial on Wednesday after a Ballarat magistrate found there was sufficient evidence for a jury to find him guilty.
He pleaded not guilty to six charges, including intentionally causing serious injury, being a prohibited person to use a firearm, possessing ammunition without holding a licence and committing an indictable offence while on bail.
The contested committal hearing was held over two days at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court, with Scott's barrister challenging the identity of the alleged shooter.
On Wednesday, Scott's defence counsel cross-examined police informant Detective Senior Constable Michael Haysom.
Detective Senior Constable Haysom confirmed he had approached another man, who is in custody, over the incident about one week after the first day of the contested committal hearing on April 24.
"I wanted to obtain a statement because he was allegedly present at the (Gregory Street) house at the time of the shooting. He said he would provide a statement, I started taking it then he refused to sign it," Detective Senior Constable Haysom said.
He said he had attempted to speak to another man about the incident but he would to talk to him, while a third man he wanted to speak to could not be located.
Defence barrister Barnaby Johnston asked the police informant about a text message sent from this third man to Scott on the night of the shooting.
He said the text message stated, "Let's go out and terrorise some scum", to which Scott replied, "Yes, I am in".
Detective Senior Constable Haysom said there was no one else under investigation in relation to the case.
The court was told Scott was arrested at the Ballarat Base Hospital emergency department after he attended with welder's flash.
Detectives are still waiting on statements from Telstra and Optus, a forensic medical report regarding the victim and DNA analysis.
Scott, who appeared via a video link, was remanded in custody until a directions hearing at the County Court on June 10.
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