A 50-year-old man has been remanded in custody in Newport charged with child neglect after his stepson aged 15 suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
Michael Hole also faced charges of possessing a prohibited weapon and perverting the course of justice, when he appeared before city magistrates.
Lewis Bailey is in a serious condition in the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, after Tuesday's incident.
Mr Hole of Hawthorne Avenue, Newport will next appear in court on Tuesday.
He spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.