The man accused of shooting two people at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg last year was ruled competent to stand trial.
In Montgomery County Court on Wednesday morning Jimmy Turk, the defense attorney for shooting suspect Neil MacInnis, told Judge Marcus Long that MacInnis is "clearly" competent to stand trial.
MacInnis, who was shackled, did not display any emotion during the five-minute hearing.
At some point after his arrest, MacInnis was sent to Central State Hospital following an apparent suicide attempt.
Another hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m. April 16 so the court cane review a report about the suicide attempt.
The shooting happened on April 12, 2013 inside of the mall at a satellite campus of New River Community College. Both shooting victims survived.