HONOLULU (KHON2) — A woman is dead after allegedly being shot by a family member, according to the Honolulu Police Department.

It happened just before 5 p.m. in the Ewa Beach area on Friday, July 1.

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According to police, the suspect dialed 911 to report that he had killed a family member.

Police said they detained the suspect and found the victim in the home with a fatal gunshot wound.

A neighbor, who asked not to be identified, said she heard a loud bang but she didn’t think anything of it at the time because people in the area are always popping fireworks.

Stella Madela, another neighbor, said the fact that the victim was allegedly shot by a member of her own family is heartbreaking.

“That’s really sad. If there wasn’t a gun in the house, then maybe this wouldn’t have happened.”

Stella Madela, a neighbor

“Now he’s probably sitting in jail probably sorry for what he did, but now it’s too late,” said Madela. “And now the family is a mess and they’re just trying to come to terms with what happened.”

Neighbor Renante Bumanglag said the family mostly kept to themselves. He’d never seen them arguing. And he couldn’t believe the suspect would shoot a member of his own family.

“I don’t think (the suspect) can do that. He’s a very mellow guy,” Bumanglag said. “He’s a silent boy. I’m shocked.”

Rick Paduit, who lives down the street, said that it’s sad something like this happened in their neighborhood to a family that’s so quiet.

“We don’t really know what’s happening inside of the house though,” said Paduit.

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The suspect was arrested for murder in the second degree. He remains in custody. The investigation is ongoing.