Police Seek Suspects in Pellet Gun Shootings 03-28-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
PUNA PATROL DISTRICT
OFFICER IRIS MCGUIRE
PHONE: 966-5835
MARCH 28, 2001
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MEDIA RELEASE

Puna police are warning residents that unidentified persons are shooting at people with a pellet or BB gun at Kehena Beach.

Within the past week, two persons were shot. Neither was seriously wounded, although one of the victims, a 43-year-old Volcano man, was treated for a pellet lodged in his neck.

The most recent shooting occurred about 12:30 p.m. Sunday (March 25, 2001) in the beach area. The other reported shooting took place sometime last week.

Puna police have initiated assault cases in connection with the shootings.

Anyone with information about the incidents or the identities of those responsible for the shootings is asked to call Office Iris McGuire of the Puna Patrol at 966-5835 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. Crime Stoppers keeps the identities of callers strictly confidential.

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