Male taken into custody following reported shooting in Kailua-Kona
Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Kailua-Kona this morning.
At 11:30 a.m. while on Kaiminani Drive, a Kona patrol officer was flagged down by a Kamuela man, 35, who reported that he and another male victim had been shot at by a male suspect while seated in their parked vehicle in the 73-4300 block of Lau‘i Street.
The victim also reported that the shooter was accompanied by other suspects who were reportedly operating gray-colored and black-colored Honda sedans.
Police reported no injuries.
Officers immediately searched the area and located the responsible individual on Ane Keohokalole Highway near the Kaiminani Drive intersection. One male suspect was taken into police custody without incident and remains at the Kealakehe Police Station pending further investigation by detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section.
This appears to be an isolated incident and police are asking anyone with any information regarding the shooting to call the department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311 or Area II Criminal Investigation Section Detective Joshua Pa, via email at [email protected] or at 808-326-4646, ext. 228.
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.