(BIVN) – 1 person is dead and two others injured in a reported shooting in the area of Honaunau on Saturday.
At 6:16 p.m., Hawaii County Police announced the closure Painted Church Road from Bayview Farms south to Keala O Keawe, due to “Police Activity”, and in a Nixle alert, urged motorists use alternate routes.
Later that evening, the Hawaii County Fire Department provided details in a dispatch., saying “Co.6 staged on Keala o Keawe Rd awaiting scene clearance by HPD units. Shooter possibly still in the area.”
Co.6 and Medic 12 never arrived at scene, the fire department says, but rather Medic 12 “rendezvoused with patient driven by family member in personal vehicle” at the 106.5mm on Highway 11.
From the fire dispatch:
Co.6 responded from staging area on Keala o Keawe Rd to Hwy 11, 106.5mm to assist Medic 12 with 39yo male with multiple gunshot wounds. Patient was being taken via private vehicle toward Kona Hospital and flagged down 2nd responding medic unit for assistance. The unit, Medic 12, transported ALS victim to Kona Community Hospital while Co.6 again responded to staging area to await scene clearance and possible medical assistance to 2nd and 3rd victims. While staging, per FCCC, HFD/EMS response not needed, single male victim at scene is obvious DOA. Also, shooter fled scene via motocycle and current location remains unknown. Co.6 returned to quarters.
At 10:56 p.m., police reported Painted Church Road was re-opened.
We will have more information on this incident.