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Attempted Murder investigation launched following Waiehu shooting on Maui

July 26, 2010, 6:10 AM HST
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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. 

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. 

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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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