WAIANAE (KHNL) - Shocked neighbors speak out after a deadly shooting. Was it self-defense or something more sinister? Honolulu police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place early Saturday morning in Waianae.
Police say a pair of men attempted to invade a home when one of them became the victim. Momi Peters was in the kitchen of her Maiuu street home this morning when she heard the sounds of gunfire.
"They had their shirts up on their mouth. She said they kicked the door in. And they just started firing shots."
Police were called at about 6:30 AM after receiving a call about a fight. Responding officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was rushed to the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center where he was pronounced dead.
Neighbors say at least two people tried to break into the home in an apparent botched robbery attempt, when the shots rang out.
"We're going to get a search warrant to allow us to go into the home to further investigate, so we don't know what the inside of the house looks like. We don't know if there's weapons in the home or what" said Lt. Bill Kato of HPD.