Police Investigate a Puna Shooting Incident

The Hawai`i Police Department is investigating a reported domestic-related shooting incident that occurred early Saturday morning in Puna.

On Saturday morning at approximately 3:45 a.m., Puna Patrol officers responded to a report of a 25-year-old male and an 18-year-old female, both of Puna, who reportedly had been shot in a vehicle while in the area of Highway 11 and Oshiro Road.

While officers were responding to the scene, information was received that the individuals were with Hawaiʻi County Fire Department personnel on Old Volcano Road in Keaʻau.   

Both victims were transported by ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries. They later underwent surgery and are currently in stable condition.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation, which is currently classified as a domestic-related type incident.

Police ask anyone who may have information about this incident to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Blaine Morishita of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2385 or Blaine.Morishita@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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