Police: Love triangle at center of shooting at Waipahu fast food eatery

HPD: Man in critical condition after a shooting in Waipahu.

WAIPAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The shooting at a Waipahu fast food restaurant over the weekend that left a man in critical condition apparently stems from a love triangle, newly-released court documents show.

Police say the victim was found between these two vehicles.
Police say the victim was found between these two vehicles. (Source: HNN Staff)

Police have charged 39-year-old Chauncey Hata with second-degree attempted murder in connection with the case.

His bail was set at $500,000.

Hata was arrested 7 p.m. Monday in connection with the shooting in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box on Saturday.

The shooting happened around 10 a.m.

In court documents, police said Hata knew the victim and the two both had a history with the same woman.

Police said that Hata shot the victim in the abdomen after accusing him of having sex with the woman.

Records show Hata has prior convictions for kidnapping, third-degree sexual assault and drug crimes.

This story will be updated.

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