Big Island man shot in chest, investigation underway

Hawaii Island police are investigating a shooting Friday morning in Holualoa.

At 7:47 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim on Waiono Meadows Rd. They found a 26-year-old Holualoa man with a gunshot wound to his chest who reported that he and his girlfriend had been walking down Waiono Meadows Rd. when they encountered an acquaintance driving up the road. After the victim and the woman in the car got into a confrontation, the woman in the car reportedly shot him with a rifle. The suspect fled in the car in the direction of Highway 180.

The victim was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are investigating the shooting as an attempted murder.

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