Elderly man arrested in Big Island shooting

Joseph Amormino
Joseph Amormino

PANAEWA, Big Island (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hilo police arrested a 72-year-old Puna man for attempted murder Sunday night.

The incident happened just before 5:30 p.m. at a residence in Panaewa.

According to officials, Joseph Amormino fired gunshots at two people, including a 55-year-old woman.

Police arrested Amormino at the scene. He remains at the Hilo cellblock awaiting charges.

The 55-year-old woman was transported to the Hilo Medical Center, where she was treated for her injuries. She remains in stable condition.

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