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Couple survives domestic-related shooting in Puna

by Thunda

Report No.: 20-061719

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a reported domestic-related shooting incident that occurred early Saturday morning in Puna.

Saturday morning (August 15) at approximately 3:45 a.m., Puna Patrol officers responded to a report of a 25-year-old male and an 18-year-old female, both of Puna, who reportedly had been shot in a vehicle while in the area of Highway 11 and Oshiro Road. While officers were responding to the scene, information was received that the individuals were with Hawaiʻi Fire Department personnel on Old Volcano Road in Keaʻau.   

Both victims were transported by ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center emergency room with non-life threatening injuries. They later underwent surgery and are currently in stable condition.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation, which is currently classified as a domestic-related type incident.

Police ask anyone who may have information about this incident to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Blaine Morishita of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2385 or Blaine.Morishita@hawaiicounty.gov.

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