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Police seek information on shooting of 63-year-old Puna man

Hawaii island police are asking the public for information on a shooting in Puna Wednesday afternoon that left a 63-year-old Hawaian Acres man with gunshot wounds to his chest and head.

Police responded at 3:05 p.m. to Hawaiian Acres, where they found the man in his driveway with wounds to his head and chest. The man was taken to the Hilo Medical Center by Hawaii island firefighters and later flown to The Queen’s Medical Center in serious condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Det. Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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