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Man injured in Ewa Beach shooting

A 32-year-old man was grazed by a bullet on the right side of his head apparently fired by a person in a dark vehicle in Ewa Beach yesterday morning, police said.

The man told police he was talking with a woman on the sidewalk along Fort Weaver Road about 2:15 a.m. when he was grazed by the bullet above his ear, knocking him down, police said.

The man walked to the nearest emergency room and checked himself in. He told police the vehicle came from behind and he wasn’t able to identify it. He also refused to identify the woman he was speaking with, police said. Police have opened a second-degree attempted murder case.


Woman dies after snorkeling trouble

A snorkeler pulled from waters off the Heeia Kea Boat Harbor was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon.

The woman in her 50s apparently had problems while snorkeling at 2:32 p.m., said Bryan Cheplic, spokesman for the city Emergency Services Department.

Members of her tour group performed CPR on her after bringing her ashore, where paramedics treated her and took her to the hospital, Cheplic said.


Burglar, pipe break keep police busy

Honolulu police were searching for a burglary suspect yesterday afternoon in Waialae Nui.

Also in the area, unrelated to the search, police blocked off Ainakoa Avenue near Halekoa Drive because of a water main break.

A neighbor witnessed the burglary on Halekoa Drive about 1 p.m. and described the suspect as wearing a skull cap, a gray tank top and pants, police dispatch said. No weapons were seen and no one was in danger, police said.

The police helicopter assisted in the search.

Police were also on scene at Ainakoa Avenue near Halekoa Drive after an 8-inch water main broke about 12:30 p.m. One lane was closed. About 20 homes lost water after the break occurred at 1355 Ainakoa Ave., said Board of Water Supply spokeswoman Tracy Burgo. A Board of Water Supply troubleshooter went out to stop the water loss, Burgo said.



Hilo woman struck, killed by truck

A 79-year-old Hilo woman was struck and killed by a pickup yesterday in downtown Hilo.

Big Island police identified the victim as Tomiko K. Shimazu.

Police said a 62-year-old man driving a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup was making a left turn from Haili Street when he hit Shimazu who was in a crosswalk on Kinoole Street about 8:50 a.m.

Shimazu was taken to the Hilo Medical Center where she died at 12:02 p.m. The driver was not injured, police said.

Traffic investigators have opened a negligent homicide investigation and ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone who may have seen the crash is asked to call officer Robert Pauole at (808) 961-8119.

It was the 21st traffic fatality this year on the Big Island compared to 19 at this time last year.


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