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Public’s Help Sought to Identify Maui Bus Shooters

January 11, 2017, 3:53 AM HST
* Updated January 11, 4:08 AM
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Maui County is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the individual or individuals involved in shooting at Maui Bus windows with what is believed to be a BB or pellet gun four times last month.

All of the incidents are believed to have taken place while the bus was traveling along the Wailuku Loop route in December 2016.

In three of the incidents, bus personnel did not discover the bullet holes and cracked windows until after the bus returned to the Roberts Tours and Transportation headquarters to be washed and serviced for the night.

Damages were located on the driver’s side of all four buses involved and a police report was made for each shooting incident.

The latest incident took place on December 30, 2016, at around 5:50 p.m., as the Maui Bus was making the right turn from Kamole Street onto Kehalani Makai Parkway.

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During that incident a bus passenger heard the impact from the shot, saw the cracked window and informed the bus driver as soon as it happened.

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“We are very fortunate that our passengers were not injured by the shots fired,” said Maui County Transportation Director Don Mederios. “Not to mention the cost to the taxpayer to replace these windows. I don’t know if someone thinks this is a game or if they are actually trying to do someone bodily harm but this needs to stop immediately.”

If anyone has any information is asked to call the Maui police non-emergency line at (808) 244-6400.

Maui Bus window damage from pellet or bb gun shooting incidents. PC: County of Maui

Maui Bus window damage from pellet or bb gun shooting incidents. PC: County of Maui

Maui Bus window damage from pellet or bb gun shooting incidents. PC: County of Maui

Maui Bus window damage from pellet or bb gun shooting incidents. PC: County of Maui

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