Police investigating apparent road rage shooting in Kaneohe

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KANEOHE, Hawaii (KHON2) — A shooting in Kaneohe in broad daylight on a busy highway. We’ve learned from police that it may have been sparked by road rage.

It happened just after ten o’clock Wednesday morning. HPD says they were called after shots were fired at a vehicle. That vehicle later pulled into the parking lot of Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. The passenger side window was shattered, and there’s a bullet hole in the front windshield on the driver’s side.

“That’s just craziness!” said Kaneohe Neighborhood Board Chairman Mo Radke.

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EMS says there were two men in the truck treated for minor injuries from broken glass. Neither of them was treated for gunshot wounds. They refused to go to the hospital. HPD says officers found the suspect’s vehicle on the H-1 Freeway near the Halawa offramp. The driver was arrested for attempted murder and a drug offense.

Radke says he’s shocked by such a brazen disregard for public safety.

“It’s a little it alarming that somebody would have to let loose bullets. But again sometimes not surprising when people can’t resolve their conflicts that frustration builds and sometimes that ends up something like this,” he said.

He adds that violent crime has been down in the area during the pandemic and hopes it stays that way. Traffic was backed up as officers tracked down possible suspects. HPD says a man and a woman who were also in the suspect’s vehicle were arrested for drug offenses.

Correction: A previous headline reported the shooting was being investigated at a particular location. Police later revealed that the shooting did not take place at that location.

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