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Driver doing burnouts in Sand Island shot at homeless man, police say

Honolulu police opened an attempted murder investigation involving a male suspect who allegedly shot at a 44-year-old homeless man in Sand Island.

Police said two males operating two vehicles were doing “burnouts” with their cars on Sand Island Parkway at about 11:25 p.m. Tuesday when the victim asked them to stop.

Auto experts say a “burnout” is when the vehicle’s tires spin at a high rate of speed against the pavement or ground from a standstill.

Police said one of the drivers shot at the victim with a firearm and fled the scene.

No injuries were reported.

The victim and suspect are not known to one another.

Police said there are no arrests at this time.

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