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Farrington High football player fatally stabbed, brother seriously injured

Wesley Sula (Image: Sula family) Wesley Sula (Image: Sula family)
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Chippa Sula (Image: Sula family) Chippa Sula (Image: Sula family)
KALIHI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Farrington High School students held an impromptu vigil Wednesday for one of their own: A 16-year-old football player who was fatally stabbed at a Kalihi housing project.

Friends identified the victim as Wesley Sula. His brother, Chippa, was also stabbed and was transported to a hospital in serious condition.

Police say the stabbing at Kuhio Park Terrace happened about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Adrian Bringas, who has 58 prior arrests for everything from robbery to assault to theft. Bringas, who was on probation, was arrested for second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.

It's unclear what caused the altercation, but witnesses reported a fight breaking out in the parking lot on Ahonui Street near building 15.

Police said the victims and the suspect did not know each other. 

On Wednesday, the mood at Farrington was somber, students said. Students held a vigil for Wesley Sula, and sent well-wishes to his older brother.

Cell phone video also shows a memorial and a vigil at the public housing complex in Kalihi.

Farrington High School administrators declined comment. Reporters also weren't allowed on KPT property, which is gated.

Sources say the murder weapon has not been recovered.

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