Police were searching this morning for a gunman who fatally shot a 24-year-old man in an illegal game room in McCully on Wednesday night, the second fatal game room shooting in two months.
Honolulu police acting homicide Lt. Ryan Kaio said police were sent to a report of possible gunshots on Poha Lane near South Beretania Street at about 9:05 p.m. Arriving officers were directed to an illegal game room on the second floor of a building. Inside, officers found the victim dead with multiple gunshot wounds.
An Emergency Medical Services report said the man had apparent gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen.
Kaio said the suspect fled the scene and was still at large at about 1 a.m.
According to police dispatch reports shortly after the shooting, the suspect was described as having cornrows, is about 5 feet 11 inches tall, 190 pounds, with a stoplight tattoo on his left arm. He was armed with a semi-automatic handgun.
Police opened a second-degree murder investigation. Kaio said police were investigating the connection between the two men and what led to the shooting.
A family member at the scene said both men were employees of the game room.
On Sept. 24, a 30-year-old man allegedly shot two people inside Cuties Cafe, an illegal game room that has since closed, on North King Street in downtown. A 44-year-old woman died and a 25-year-old man was injured in the game room robbery. Alabanza Tuimalealiifano was charged in connection with the shooting two days later.