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Man Arrested in Puna Was Shooting at Dog, Police Say

March 17, 2012, 10:24 AM HST
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Police detectives have charged a Hilo man with a variety of offenses in connection with a shooting incident Tuesday in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision.

In the incident, a 47-year-old Volcano man was traveling with his family on Road 10 when he heard a gunshot and felt something impact his van. When he realized that one of his van’s windows was shattered, he drove off and called police.

 Victor Kwock Chung Chun, 68, was one of two men arrested near the scene of the incident. Police said Chun was shooting at a dog he suspected of killing chickens when the van passed into the line of fire. No one was injured, police said.

Chun was charged with reckless endangering, having a firearm without a permit, promotion of a detrimental drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with commercial promotion of marijuana for alleged possession of marijuana plants.

Including the driver, there were six people in the vehicle, and none of them were hurt. The American-made van that they were in was recovered by police as part of the ongoing investigation.

Ivan Okada, 47, of Kurtistown was also arrested but was released without charges pending further investigation.

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