Investigation Launched into Firearms Related Death on Big Island

March 29, 2016, 8:14 AM HST · Updated March 29, 8:15 AM
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Big Island detectives are investigating a fatal firearms related incident that occurred last Friday, March 25, 2016, in Puna.

Police and Hawai’i Fire Department medics responded to a report at around 8:09 a.m. of a male juvenile who sustained an injury from a BB gun.

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Upon their arrival at a residence off of Oshiro Road in Mountain View, medics learned that the victim sustained an actual gunshot wound.

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The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center in critical condition, but was pronounced dead on Saturday, March 26, 2016, after being removed from life support, police said.

Detectives have initiated a coroner’s inquest and an autopsy is scheduled on Tuesday to determine the exact cause of death.

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