Sunbather shot with BB-gun in Puna 05-26-05

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
PUNA PATROL DISTRICT
OFFICER SCOTT P. AMARAL
PHONE: 966-5835
MAY 26, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

Police are investigating a case in which a male sunbather was shot by a BB-gun while sunbathing nude at Kehena Beach in Puna.

Responding to a 1:30 p.m. call on May 7, 2005, Puna patrol officers determined that a 44-year-old man was sunbathing at the nude beach when someone apparently standing the cliff above shot the victim, who suffered minor injuries, with a BB gun or air rifle. The BB pellet penetrated the victim’s skin.

Police said they had received earlier reports of persons being shot at with a BB gun in the vicinity and are warning residents and visitors to the area to be on guard.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Officer Scott Amaral of the Puna Patrol at 966-5835 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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