Police investigate Hilo shooting

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon in Hilo.

At about 1:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to the upper Kaiwiki Road area after receiving reports of shots fired at a location in a residential area, according to the Hawaii Police Department. Responding officers located a 35-year-old woman outside of the residence with a gunshot wound.

She was transported to the Hilo Medical Center and listed in critical condition, police said.

At 1:51 p.m., 41-year-old Corey Napoleon of Hilo was arrested for suspicion of second-degree attempted murder, police stated. He remains in custody while detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section and Criminal Investigation Section continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Matthew Kaaihue at 961-8883 or contact him via email at matthew.kaaihue@hawaiicounty.gov. Citizens may also contact the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311.


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