05-05-15 Shots fired in Puna

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C15013135

 

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an apparent “drive-by” shooting in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Puna late Monday (May 4).

In response to a 10:48 p.m. call Monday, police learned that a 47-year-old woman heard gunshots from the road on the 13-1200 block of Leilani Boulevard followed by the sound of a vehicle driving away in the makai direction. She then discovered a bullet hole in her house, which was occupied by five persons.

Detectives recovered a bullet from inside the home.

The case is being investigated as five counts of first-degree reckless endangering.

Police ask anyone with any information about the incident to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or robert.almeida@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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