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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 1, 2010

1 wounded, 1 held in Kailua shooting

By Suzanne Roig
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Numbered placards mark the evidence after a dozen shots rang out on a Kailua street at midday today. One man was wounded and another arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

REBECCA BREYER | The Honolulu Advertiser

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A midday shooting on a street in a residential area of Kailua today sent one man to a trauma center in critical condition.

He was later upgraded to stable condition.

Police arrested a 46-year-old Waimanalo man on suspicion of attempted murder.

The shooting stemmed from a fight last night after one man was "burning rubber" with a vehicle in the middle of the street, according to Lt. John Vines of the Honolulu Police Department.

The shooting happened at the intersection of Kihapai Street and Wailepo Street.

Neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots.

Bryan Cheplic, city Department of Emergency Services spokesman, said paramedics received a call at 11:37 a.m. of multiple gunshot wounds, but when paramedics arrived at the scene they could not find a victim.

At noon they received a call to transport a man in his 20s from Castle Medical Center to a trauma center in town with injuries that appear to be multiple gunshot wounds, said Cheplic.

Police have closed off the area while they investigate.

Neighbors and children stood behind police crime scene tape, watching as police conducted their investigation.

A dozen bullet casings lay in the middle of the road.

"We came home and it already happened," said Keri Medeiros, who has lived on Wailepo Street for 10 years. "The kids always play here, it's scary. In the 10 years we've lived here, we've never seen anything like this."

"This makes me think," she said. "Our kids could be out there and they could get innocently hit by a bullet or something."