Attempted Murder investigation launched following Waiehu shooting on Maui

July 26, 2010, 6:10 AM HST · Updated July 26, 6:10 AM
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Posted by Wendy Osher

Maui Police are investigating a shooting incident over the weekend that resulted in the hospitalization of a 30-year-old man for a gunshot wound to his thigh.  The incident was reported at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday when officers responded to multiple reports of shots being fired in Waiehu. 

While en route to the Olena Street location at the 800 block area of Waiehu, police began a high speed pursuit of a suspect vehicle.  The pursuit ensued until 12:30 in the morning when the silver Honda was eventually stopped on the Kahekili Highway near Kahakuloa Village. 

The operator, a 21-year-old Waiehu male was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the first degree and was transported to the Wailuku police station. 

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The injured man was found at an Aukai Street residence in Waiehu.  He was admitted to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in good condition with a single gunshot wound to his left thigh. 

According to witness reports, a confrontation on Olena Street involving several people preceded the report of shots being fired.  The incident remains under investigation.

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