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Suspects in Makiki shooting appear in court on attempted murder charges

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM Austin Lee, right, and Blaeden Leech, both 20, made their initial court appearances at Honolulu District Court today on charges of attempted murder in connection with Thursday’s shooting in Makiki.

    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Austin Lee, right, and Blaeden Leech, both 20, made their initial court appearances at Honolulu District Court today on charges of attempted murder in connection with Thursday’s shooting in Makiki.

Two men made their initial court appearances at Honolulu District Court today on charges of attempted murder in connection with Thursday’s shooting in Makiki that resulted in injuries to an adult and a 1-year-old boy from shattered glass.

Austin Lee and Blaeden Leech, both 20, appeared before Judge Kenneth Shimozono on one count of first-degree attempted murder and three counts of second-degree attempted murder each.

Their bail is set at $1 million each.

The shooting occurred near a retail building on the corner of Pensacola and Young streets at about 11 a.m. Thursday.

Police said a Ford Explorer and Lexus in the building’s parking lot were damaged by gunfire.

Three adults and two boys ages 8 months and 1 year were inside the Ford when it was struck by bullets.

Police said one of the adults and the 1-year-old sustained injuries from shattered glass.

The Lexus was unoccupied at the time of the shooting.

There were no reports of any gunshot victims.

Witnesses observed the suspects later identified as Lee and Leech flee from the scene.

Both men turned themselves in to police Saturday.

A motive of the shooting remains unknown at this time.

Correction: Austin Lee and Blaeden Leech were each charged with one count of first-degree attempted murder and three counts of second-degree attempted murder, not four counts of second-degree attempted murder as was reported in an earlier version of this story.

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