Man arrested after Waipahu shooting released pending investigation

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A man who was arrested after a shooting in Waipahu has been released pending further investigation.

The incident happened on Pupukahi Street, near Waipahu Intermediate School, just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Emergency Medical Services, a 33-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound.

Police say the shooting happened after a brief argument.

Joshua Leota, 36, was initially arrested for second-degree attempted murder at an apartment on nearby Pupupuhi Street a few hours later at 10 p.m. He was released Thursday afternoon.

Police previously said they were looking for a second suspect, though no description was released.

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