Two people dead in Aiea convenience store shooting

Kisun Kim
Kisun Kim
Maj. Dave Kajihiro
Maj. Dave Kajihiro

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

AIEA (KHNL) - Two people are dead following a shooting inside an Aiea convenience store Thursday. Police are calling it a murder-suicide.

Loyal customers of Bobo's Mini Mart in Aiea are in disbelief after hearing about a deadly shooting inside.

"Oh, I don't know what happened," Kisun Kim, who works at the hair salon next door, said.

Police say a customer walked in and stumbled upon the grisly scene at about 9:45 am.

"Discovers an adult male lying on the floor in a pool of blood with a firearm laying next to him," Maj. Dave Kajihiro, Honolulu Police Department, said. "Calls the police. Police, ambulance and fire responds. They then find a female, adult female, behind the counter."

Sources identify the victims as store manager Dennis Inouye, 61, and store owner Judy Shimamoto, 44.

"When I stay, they no argue," Wayne Choe, building owner, said.

"Last time you saw him was yesterday?" this reporter asked.

"Yesterday, I saw yesterday," Choe said.

"And everything seemed normal to you?" this reporter asked.

"Yeah," Choe replied.

Shimamoto's husband, Stanley, arrives. Police break the news.

"Nice lady," Kim said about the victim. "She's very good working, you know, working. She care about her shop, everything. She like customer very nice. Some people buy one thing, no penny, no quarter. She say, okay, next time you pay."

Stanley Shimamoto takes the two dogs that were with his wife at the store each day. Her truck stays in the parking lot for now.

"Oh, feel bad, you know," Kim said. "Yeah, she's really good, took care of her shop. Really sad, aww."

Investigators are still trying to determine the motive for the shooting.