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Woman in critical condition after suffering apparent gunshot wound in Hilo

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Hilo today.

At about 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the upper area on Kaiwiki Road after they received reports of shots fired in a residential area. The officers located a 35-year-old woman outside a residence with a gunshot wound, police said.

At 1:51 p.m., police arrested 41-year-old Corey Napoleon, of Hilo, for suspicion of attempted second-degree murder. He remains in custody as police continue their investigation.

The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center in critical condition.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call Detective Matthew Kaaihue at (808) 961-8883 or email matthew.kaaihue@hawaiicounty.gov or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

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