Police Investigate Shooting Incident in East Hawai‘i that Left 1 Person Injured
Authorities have initiated an attempted murder investigation following a shooting incident in Puna that left one person injured on Monday night.
Hawai‘i Police were called shortly after 9:15 p.m. after receiving a report of a man being shot. According to an HPD press release, the 42-year-old man called police dispatch reporting that he had been shot and was driving himself to get treatment.
Police and Hawai‘i Fire Department personnel met the victim in the parking lot of a convenience store in Mountain View. He was then transported by ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries. He was admitted and later upgraded to stable condition.
While officers were responding to the initial call, police dispatch received another call from a male party who reported he had been involved in a shooting incident outside his residence on Waimaka O Pele Road, in Mountain View. According to the release, the man said he had been shot at and then returned fire.
Police responded to the residence on Waimaka O Pele Road and arrested 40-year-old Shane Fann. He was not injured.
Area I Criminal Investigation Section personnel responded to the scene to continue this investigation.
A search warrant was drafted for Fann’s residence and will be served later today.
Police are asking anyone with information on this incident, to contact the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311, or Detective Casey Cabral at 808-961-2384 or email him at [email protected].
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.