Multiple dead and several homes on fire after man opens fire on police in Hawaii

By: Marnie O’Neill |

Several homes went up in flames in Diamond Head on Sunday following a shooting that left two officers dead. Photo / Erid Ceballos

At least three people are dead and multiple homes on fire in Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki neighbourhood after a man allegedly stabbed his female landlord before opening fire on police.

Hawaii News Now is reporting the suspected gunman is holed up inside his home, which is now on fire, with the blaze having spread to four other properties and a police vehicle.

The bizarre and tragic chain of events is believed to have started with the attempted eviction of the gunman, named by local media as 69-year-old Jerry Hanel, just before 9.30am local time.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.