Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Monday, May 27, 2024 81° Today's Paper

Top News

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.

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines. Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.