Man indicted for attempted murder following Kalihi shooting that left 2 injured

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Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 9:45 PM HST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2021 at 3:50 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An Oahu grand jury indicted a man for attempted murder and multiple offenses following a shooting in Kalihi that left two people injured.

Arthur Birano, 49, allegedly shot two people at a transitional housing for recovering addicts on Kalihi Street on Nov. 30.

Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said a 27-year-old man and 25-year-old woman were transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the torso. Both victims survived the shooting, but their conditions are unknown.

Along with being indicted for attempted murder, Birano was also charged with burglary, abuse and other firearm offenses.

If found guilty, he could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.

He is currently being held without bail at the Honolulu Police Department cellblock, pending trial.

Records show Birano has a lengthy history of felony arrests, including kidnapping and terroristic threatening.

Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm vowed to vigorously prosecute Birano.

“We will hold Birano accountable for his violent actions that have no place in our city. Upon conviction, he will be removed from Honolulu’s streets for good,” he said.

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