Police have opened a second-degree murder investigation following an early morning shooting in the Honolii lookout area of Hilo that left a 31-year-old Kona man hospitalized in guarded condition.
The shooting was reported by multiple callers around 4:35 a.m. Responding police found evidence of a shooting but no victim and closed off Kahoa Road for further investigation.
It was later learned that the the victim had been transported via private vehicle to Hilo Medical Center, where he underwent surgery before being transferred to a hospital on Oahu.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Clarence Davies at 961-2383 or email@example.com or Detective Todd Pataray at 961-2382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.