POSTED: 8:46 p.m. HST, Jun 5, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 1:09 p.m. HST, Jun 6, 2011
Hawaii County and Honolulu police are investigating an air gun shooting on the Big Island that left a 16-year-old boy in critical condition.
The shooting occurred Saturday at about 5:11 p.m. in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision in Puna, Hawaii County police said. Responding officers found the boy unconscious with a chest wound.
The victim was flown to the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu because of the severity of his injury.
Big Island detectives say a high-powered air gun may have accidentally discharged. The incident is classified as a home accident.
Honolulu police say Hawaii County police have asked for their help in the investigation.