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HPD Investigates Puna ‘Drive-By’ Shooting

May 5, 2015, 9:13 AM HST
* Updated May 5, 9:14 AM
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HPD is investigating a Monday evening incident in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Puna, where a reported “drive-by” shooting occurred.

Responding to a 10:48 p.m. call, HPD was told that a 47-year-old heard gunshots from the road on the 13-1200 block of Leilani Boulevard. Following the gunshot sounds, a vehicle was heard driving away in the makai direction.

Police say the woman found a bullet hole in her house. During the incident, five people were in the home.

Detectives later recovered a bullet from inside the home.

According to HPD, the case is being investigated as five counts of first-degree reckless endangering.

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Anyone with information regarding the incident should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or by contact Detective Robert Almeida, either by phone at 961-2386 or through e-mail at [email protected].

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Individuals who wish to remain anonymous can call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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