Some Waikiki residents hear gunshots in murder case

By Brenton Awa
Published On: Oct 28 2013 03:26:00 PM HST

A Waikiki condo becomes the scene of a murder investigation.

HONOLULU -

The work week began with a grim site for residents at the Ala Wai Townhouse Condominium.

The body of a 33-year-old woman carried out.  This, after reports of a shooting.  One resident tells KITV it happened in an apartment on the 19th floor.

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"The female is deceased.  The male is in an area hospital," said Capt. Lisa Mann of the Honolulu Police Department.

Police say the 911 call came in around 4:30 a.m., but when paramedics arrived they found two people with suspicious injuries.  That's when police were called.

When asked if police are looking for suspects, Capt. Mann replied "No.  We have the male at the hospital."

The 40-year-old man is in serious condition.  According to Emergency Medical Services officials, he was hospitalized after the reported shooting.  That might be what work up some neighbors.

"I'm not sure if I heard a bang sound, but something woke me up out of a sleep and naturally I saw the red and green lights, or blue lights and the cops that arrived," said nearby resident Jhonny Rox.

Several more nearly residents say they heard gun shots coming from the area just a couple of days ago.

"Pow pow pow pow.  And I got up and thought to myself, 'It sounds like gunfire to me,'" said Waikiki resident Larry Tursell.

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command was also on scene.  We're told the man may have been in the military, possibly the Army.

Rox says he moved from New York to get away from violence.

"Lately, it seems that it's getting a little scarier around here.  Things are getting a little more dangerous," said Rox.  "Unusual for Hawaii.  You wouldn't expect that sort of thing."

PHOTOS: Waikiki shooting investigation

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