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Child dies Saturday (March 26) after sustaining gunshot wound in Puna

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island detectives are investigating a fatal firearms related incident that occurred Friday (March 25) in Puna.

On Friday at 8:09 a.m., police and Hawaiʻi Fire Department medics responded to a report of a male juvenile who sustained an injury from a BB gun.

Upon their arrival at a residence off of Oshiro Road in Mountain View, medics learned that the victim sustained an actual gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center in critical condition.

On Saturday (March 26) the victim was pronounced dead after being removed from life support.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section have initiated a coroner’s inquest and an autopsy is scheduled on Tuesday to determine the exact cause of death.

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