POSTED: 04:56 p.m. HST, Oct 07, 2011
Three people called Honolulu police about hearing six or seven gunshots near the Kaimuki intersection where a woman was shot and killed at the start of a 17-minute shooting spree early June 3 that also wounded two others, according to 911 police tapes released Friday.
Another caller reported minutes later about hearing seven more shots in Kapalama where the other two drivers were wounded on the H-1 freeway.
The tapes were among four calls turned over to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser as a result of its lawsuit seeking the release of 911 calls and police dispatch tapes related to the shooting rampage that ended on the H-1 freeway in Aiea.
Toby Stangel has been charged as the shooter. He is being held on $5 million bail while awaiting trial on charges of murder, attempted murder and related counts.
He is accused of walking to a van idling at a red light at the intersection of Kapahulu Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard and opening fire, killing Tammy Nguyen, but not hitting her 16-year-old daughter.
He is also charged with wounding the two others and shooting at two police officers in Aiea before he was caught and arrested.
The 911 tapes released Friday included three callers hearing shots at starting at about 12:43 a.m., the time when police say Nguyen was shot.