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Police recover stolen vehicle connected to shooting near UH-Manoa

Police recovered on Saturday a stolen vehicle connected to a shooting near the University of Hawaii at Manoa more than a month ago.

The vehicle was recovered at about 5:45 p.m. in Kalihi, police said. No suspects were arrested.

Police opened a first-degree attempted murder investigation after the shooting on Metcalf Street on Sept. 20. Police said a man in his 20s with a tattoo across his stomach fired several shots at two men trying to recover a stolen Nissan vehicle.

Before the shooting, the owner of the Nissan and his friend saw the vehicle parked on Metcalf and stopped to ask some males nearby about it. One male approached and lifted his shirt, which exposed the tattoo on his stomach. The two victims left and saw someone drive off in the Nissan.

They tried to follow the vehicle, but the man with the tattoo stepped out onto the roadway and fired several shots from a handgun at them.

Police described the suspect as 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and 130 to 140 pounds. He was wearing a gray hoodie, light-colored shorts, and shoes.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME from a cell phone.

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  • Any other schools in the area that it could have been closer to or are your editors so hung up on attaching bad news to UHM as a life mission? How about another land mark? No, if in the city of Honolulu and something, any thing goes wrong, it is NEXT to UHM? Is that the deal?

    • It was right in front of UH school of college education. What other landmark were you hoping they would use? UH is the only landmark that I could think of since IT WAS RIGHT THERE! My sons friend is the owner of the car.

    • Several shots were fired at two individuals near UH Manoa and a first-degree attempted murder investigation opened…. yet none of the schools in the area, including UH, were on lockdown that day?

      • If memory serves me correctly this shooting happened late at night. By daybreak the shooter was probably long gone so any kind of lockdown wouldn’t be warranted.

  • What is the significance of a guy lifting up his shirt to show off a tattoo on his stomach? Which gang is this? Where are these guys from? Come on…if the person is body tagged like that the HPD knows exactly which gang is involved…

    • Not sure about here but in China guys often do that to show off their sexy beer belly to females onlookers. However there doesn’t seem like there were females present so maybe it was just coincidence that the shooter felt hot at the moment and wanted to lift up his shirt.

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