Police investigate apparent murder, attempted suicide in Waikiki

Police investigate apparent murder, attempted suicide in Waikiki

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu Police Department investigators are trying to find out what sparked and apparent murder and attempted suicide case involving a man and woman this morning. The case happened at the Ala Wai Town House building in Waikiki. Neighbors say they heard gun shots coming from the area on Saturday night, but they didn't hear anything this morning when the incident was reported.

The 911 call came it at 4:30 this morning. Paramedics found two people inside an apartment with gunshot wounds. A 33 year old woman died at the scene. A 40 year old man was also shot and taken to the hospital. It's believed he shot the woman and then turned the gun on himself. There are no other suspects.

"A murder attempted suicide case has been initiated," said Capt. Lisa Mann, Honolulu Police Department.

The suspect is believed to be in the Army. A service issued weapon is not believed to be used in the case. It's also unknown if PTSD was a factor.

Neighbors say they heard gunshots on Saturday night.

"Pow, pow, pow, pow, I got up to look out the window and I thought to myself it sounds like gunfire to me," said Larry Truesdell, neighbor.

"On Saturday about 9:30 at night my sister and I heard pop, pop, pop and thought wow that's gunshots. Went out and looked around and didn't see anything and forgot about it. At 3:00 in the morning there was this succession of pop, pop, pop, pop. Then we saw police all over going the wrong way on the Ala Wai, going all over here. They stopped me because I came out with the dogs and they said did you hear that? We can't tell where it's coming from because it bounces off the buildings but it sounded like it was right here," said Barbara Koach, neighbor.

They knew what gunshots sound like which is why they're surprised they didn't hear anything this morning which leads neighbors to think maybe the shootings didn't actually happen today.

"This morning they didn't hear anything at all," said Koach.

"It's in the pit of my stomach. I live 50 feet away. My door faces where the gunshot sounds came from so if I can hear it it can shoot me," said Jhonny Rox, neighbor.

"The sad thing is this is a really good building and it can happen anywhere," said Marc, neighbor.

Police are trying to find out if the gunshots over the weekend are related to this case.

Another body was found in a dumpster in Waikiki this morning as well. Police say that case is not related to the murder/attempted suicide.

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