Christmas Eve shooting 12-24-06

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA DISTRICT
SERGEANT RUSSELL PAIO
PHONE: 326-4646, EXT. 253
DECEMBER 24, 2006
REPORT NO. C06040211

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police are investigating a shooting at an Opihihale home in South Kona on Christmas Eve.

On Sunday, December 24, at about 5:15 p.m., police and fire rescue units were summoned to the area by a 33-year-old resident who reported that he had been in an argument with a family member that escalated into gunshots being fired at him at close range. The victim did not sustain any gunshot wounds but did receive minor blast and burn marks to his arms. He was treated for his injuries at the scene and released.

The 65-year-old male suspect left the area before police arrived. He was located in Kealakekua about an hour later.

Kona Criminal Investigation Section detectives are investigating the case as an attempted murder.

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