Attempted murder and suicide in Ka‘u


Police are investigating an attempted murder and suicide in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision in Kaʻu.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, Kaʻu patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting at a property on Tiki Lane at the intersection of Luau Drive.

Police said the two men, who lived in separate dwellings on the property, got into an argument. The victim, a 37-year-old man, entered his house and the suspect, a 48-year-old man, followed him and shot him. He then stepped out of the house and fatally shot himself.

The victim was flown to Kona Community Hospital and then to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu, where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

The identity of the man who allegedly shot himself is being withheld pending notification of his family.

 

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