A man was shot multiple times in a parking lot at Kapiolani Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue about 6 p.m. today.
The man, who appeared to be in his 30s, sustained multiple gunshot wounds, said Bryan Cheplic, a spokesman for the city Department of Emergency Medical Services.
He was initially in critical condition, but was upgraded to serious condition after treatment by paramedics before he was taken to the hospital.
Police appear to be looking for a man with dreadlocks as a possible suspect, dispatch said.
Police radio reports said the victim sustained three bullet wounds, including one to the chest.
One man who only gave his last name as Eli said he was smoking a cigarette at the corner of Hauoli Street and Kapiolani Boulevard when he heard three shots.
He walked toward the scene and saw a man lying in a pool of blood in the parking lot beside Century Center condominium building.
The man had a gunshot wound in his left leg and lower back, he said.
Two men were helping the wounded man.
"He was talking to the other guy and that guy got him a blanket," he said. "He was in pain; you can hear him."
A 10-year-old was fishing off the Makiki Ditch bridge and heard someone say, "’you want to f— with me,’ then after that pow, pow, pow."
Police put out an all-points bulletin for a 36-year-old man armed with a 9 mm handgun. They described him as being 5 feet, 8 inches and 170 pounds with short dreadlocks.
Police were also looking for a 2002 white BMW.