Thursday, June 01, 2023 |
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Hawaii Island police are investigating a nonfatal shooting early Saturday evening in front of a residence on Road 2 in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision.
Shortly after 5 p.m., Puna patrol officers responded to a reported altercation at the location.
Arriving officers detained two individuals. One, a 36-year-old from Mountain View, had an apparent gunshot wound to his shoulder.
He was taken by ambulance to Hilo Medical Center where he was treated and released.
The other detained man was arrested and taken to the Pahoa police station where he was booked and interviewed by detectives.
He was later released pending further investigation.
According to preliminary accounts of this incident, there was a violent brawl involving five to six individuals, several of whom were armed with machetes, when the shooting occurred.
This is an ongoing investigation and detectives are attempting to identify and locate anyone that may have been involved.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call the police nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.
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