HONOLULU (KHON2) — Maui police arrested and charged two 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy in connection to first-degree reckless endangering after “it was reported that multiple gunshots were heard,” in Kahului on Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Police said the gunshots were reportedly heard in the vicinity of a brush area near 1333 Maui Lani Pkwy. around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Wailuku officers responded, formed a perimeter and conducted a search of the area, according to Maui police, and the boys were located, detained and taken into custody.
The investigation revealed one 15-year-old was allegedly in possession of narcotics and a modified handgun that discharges blanks. That boy, in addition to first-degree reckless endangering, was charged in connection to place to keep firearm and ammunition, use of a firearm in a felony drug offense, first- and second-degree promoting a harmful drug, unauthorized possession of a controlled substance and prohibited acts relating to drug paraphernalia.
Police said investigators also recovered a second modified handgun that had been left at the scene.
The other 15-year-old and the 16-year old were each arrested and charged in connection to reckless endangering. Officials said Family Court was notified and allowed the boys to be released to their parents.
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The investigation is ongoing, according to Maui police.