Homeless men arrested after early-morning shooting in Kahului

Homeless men arrested after early-morning shooting in Kahului
Maui police are investigating a shooting in Kahului. (Source: Maui 24/7)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police are investigating a shooting involving two homeless men in Kahului early Thursday.

Officials said the shooting happened just before 4:30 a.m. on Hoohana Street.

Police department officials on Thursday afternoon identified Manuel Nunes Jr. as the offender in the incident, saying he had used a 12-gauge shotgun loaded with bird shot to shoot another man in the upper back and head following an altercation.

Nunes was arrested for second-degree attempted murder and other firearms offenses.

Another man, Blossom Edayen Nunes, was also arrested for firearms offenses and evidence tampering. The relationship between the two individuals is not known.

The victim in the incident remains hospitalized at the Maui Memorial Medical Center.

This story will be updated.

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