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Police investigating drive-by shooting in Ocean View


Big Island police are investigating a shooting Wednesday night (June 8) in Ka’Å«.

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, police received a report that six shots had been fired from a passing vehicle at a 44-year-old man outside his Aloha Boulevard home in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision.

Police initially classified the case as reckless endangering. After further investigation, detectives are reclassifying the case to attempted murder.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case call Detective Sharlotte Bird at 326-4646, extension 228, or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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