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Suspects indicted in Kakaako club shooting

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Denzel Davis (Image: Honolulu Police Department) Denzel Davis (Image: Honolulu Police Department)
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Two men have been indicted Thursday following an early-morning shooting at a Kakaako club over a week ago.

Denzel Davis, 22, and Keith Lamont Rambin, 21, were arrested Saturday in the Ward area. Rambin is accused of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery and firearm violations. Davis is accused of first-degree robbery and firearm violations.

Both men are being held on $1 million dollars bail.

The victim, a 46-year-old man, remains in critical condition after the 4 a.m. shooting at Club Sun, a strip club on Cummins and Kawaiahao streets.

It's believed the shooting was spurred by a scuffle inside the club after an attempted robbery.

Witnesses say that after hours the upstairs lounge turns into "The Cue," a club with illegal sweepstakes gaming machines. 

Police, however, have not confirmed gambling takes place at the site.

If the shooting is related to an illegal gaming room, this is Honolulu's sixth game room shooting over the last year, according to HPD.

In a previous shooting, a man was shot and killed during an armed robbery at the New Valley Store in Palolo.

Then, last September, a 44-year-old woman was fatally shot inside Cuties Cafe on North King Street. And in November, there was another fatal shooting in a game room near Poha Lane and South Beretania Street.

Nearby businesses say the shooting is part of a growing trend of crime in the area.

Keala Simoes owns an auto repair shop across Club Sun, and says the area has grown to be unsafe. 

"I don't know what I'm going to find when I get here, which is anything from drinking on the street, people that are very high on something, fighting, a police car, and then this morning, a shooting," Simoes said. 

He added, "We've had other shootings and stabbings here. It's just not safe anymore."

In December 2016, another shooting injured a man just before sunrise on the same street. 

"If the violence keep on going then might as well close down the place," taxi driver Solomona Lavea said. 

Police continue to investigate the latest shooting. No arrests have been made.

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