NSW temple murder accused faces court

Tom Rabe and Lisa Robinson

One of two men charged with the shooting murder of a Chinese national at a makeshift temple in Sydney's west has appeared in court.

Ian Fan appeared in Burwood Local Court on Tuesday charged with murdering Qin Wu, 37, at a Guildford house on February 1.

Fan, 45, who needed a Mandarin interpreter, did not apply for bail and will reappear before the same court on June 28.

Jaiyu Liu, 35, who is facing the same charges as Fan, did not appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday where magistrate Tim Keady adjourned his matter until Wednesday.

Police previously said they believe Wu was not the intended target of the shooting but rather caught in the crossfire between two groups involved in a dispute.

They said it was possible he was shot when he intervened in an argument between his friend and a group of men.

Both Fan and Liu are also charged with shooting at another man, who police believe was the intended target, with intent to murder.

The house, which is covered in colourful graffiti, was used as a temple and reportedly also as a meeting place for drug dealers.

Fan nodded to three supporters, two women and a young man, as he was led into court on Tuesday.

The Guildford house was the scene of an unrelated murder three years ago, police have confirmed.

In 2014, Zhen Fang fatally stabbed Ting Huang, 25, whose decomposing body was found wrapped in a doona in a car boot near Rookwood cemetery in Lidcombe.