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Woman arrested in shooting of Hawaii island man

Hawaii County police have arrested a 22-year-old Captain Cook woman on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a shooting Friday morning in Holualoa.

The suspect was arrested at 7 p.m. Saturday at a residence off of Captain Cook Road.

At 7:47 a.m. Friday, police responded to a report of a gunshot victim on Waiono Meadows Road. They found a 26-year-old Holualoa man with a gunshot wound to his chest.

The victim told police that he and his girlfriend had been walking down Waiono Meadows Road when they encountered an acquaintance driving up the road. After the victim and the woman in the car got into a confrontation, the woman in the car shot him with a rifle, police said. The suspect fled in the car in the direction of Highway 180.

The victim was taken to the Kona Community Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.

The suspect was being held at the Kona cellblock.

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