South Kona Attempted Murder Investigation Opened

The Hawai`i Police Department is investigating a shooting incident which occurred in South Kona on Sunday night.

At about 10:20 p.m., Kona patrol officers responded to Rock Bottom Road in Honaunau, where a 42-year-old male party had sustained a single non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Police learned that a confrontation occurred between several adults, and that the victim was shot in the upper torso.

HPD officials report that the victim refused medical treatment.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section are continuing their investigation into the incident. Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the incident contact Detective Jerome Manuel at (808) 326-4646, ext. 262 or via email at or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide 

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