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Pahoa man charged with attempted murder in Hilo shooting


    Helani Kenui

A 35-year-old Pahoa man has been charged for allegedly firing a gunshot into a car occupied by two men in Hilo.

Helani Kenui has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of ownership prohibited, place to keep a firearm and use of a firearm in a separate felony.

He is being held in lieu of bail of $1.5 million.

At about 12:25 p.m. Saturday, a 27-year-old Hilo man reported to police that an unknown man allegedly fired a gunshot into the front window of his vehicle while he and a 26-year-old Hilo man were inside the car, according to a news release from the Hawaii County Police Department.

The gunshot was fired while the vehicle was at a Makaala Street business establishment. No injuries were reported.

Kenui turned himself in at the South Hilo police station Monday night.

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