Police investigate South Kona shooting

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Sunday night in South Kona.

About 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Kona patrol officers responded to Rock Bottom Road in Honaunau, according to the Hawaii Police Department. There, a 42-year-old man had suffered a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Police learned that a confrontation occurred between several adults, and that the victim was shot in the upper torso. The victim refused medical treatment.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section are continuing their investigation into the incident. Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the incident contact Detective Jerome Manuel at (808) 326-4646, ext. 262 or via email at jerome.manuel@hawaiicounty.gov or the Police Department’s nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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