February 6, 2023


Nude sunbather is shot by BB gun
Big Island police are investigating the case of a 44-year-old man shot by a BB gun while sunbathing nude at a Puna beach.
Someone apparently standing on the cliff above Kehena Beach shot a BB gun or air rifle at the sunbather at about 1:30 p.m. May 7. The man received minor injuries after the BB pellet penetrated his skin.
Police are warning residents and visitors to be on guard while in the vicinity of Kehena Beach.
Police have received earlier reports of persons being shot with a BB gun in the area.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Officer Scott Amaral of the Puna Patrol at 966-5835 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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