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UPDATE: Pukalani Shooting Classified as Miscellaneous Accident

March 2, 2016, 7:23 PM HST
* Updated March 2, 11:49 PM
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Shooting Investigation.

Shooting Investigation.

A fatal shooting incident in Pukalani appears to have been accidental, according to a preliminary report filed by the Maui Police Department.

Police say a Pukalani man was found by a family member at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, seated in a chair at home with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

According to police reports, emergency responders arrived to find the man unresponsive and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police have since identified the victim as 66-year-old Robert Shaw of Pukalani.

Police say a preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was cleaning a weapon when he accidentally shot himself. Authorities say investigators located a weapon near the victim.

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Police say Shaw was home alone at the time of the incident.

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The case remains under investigation and the cause of death has not been determined pending autopsy results.

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SHOOTING INVESTIGATION: Maui police are investigating an apparent shooting incident at a Pukalani residence on Healani Street reported on Wednesday afternoon, March 2, 2016. Initial reports indicate that there is a male victim.

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