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Police Investigating Attempted Murder in Kona

March 28, 2014, 12:54 PM HST
* Updated March 28, 1:36 PM
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A Kona man was treated for a gunshot wound and released following a confrontation this morning in a Holualoa subdivision.

The 26-year-old victim told police responding to a 7:47 a.m. call that he and his girlfriend had been walking down Waiono Meadows Road when they encountered a female acquaintance driving up the road.

The man told police that he and the woman driving the vehicle got into a confrontation and she allegedly shot him with a rifle.

The suspect then drove down the road toward Highway 180.

The victim, a resident of Holualoa, was taken to Kona Community Hospital and later released.

The incident is has been classified as a case of attempted murder.

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