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Molokai man killed in accidental shooting identified


Police on Molokai are investigating an apparent accidental shooting that left a Maunaloa man dead.

Police identified the victim today as 24-year-old Marianito Alavazo, Jr.

Officers were called to a home on Kulawai Loop in Kaluakoi following a 911 call about a man who had accidentally shot himself with a gun.

Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services crews treated the man at the scene before he was flown to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.

Alavazo was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

He was with two friends, both Molokai residents, when the shooting happened. Police recovered the gun involved in the incident.

No other details were released.

The case is classified as a miscellaneous accident.

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