Suspect arrested, golfer injured in shooting at Maui Country Club

A man suffered an injury to his upper-right arm Sunday afternoon after being shot while golfing at the Maui Country Club, said Maui News Publisher Joe Bradley, who was waiting to tee off when the incident occurred around 12:25 p.m.

Following a chase, police took a man, the suspected assailant, into custody, Bradley said.

At 12:24 p.m., Maui police dispatchers received multiple calls of shots being fired off of Nonohe Place near the country club, said acting Sgt. Karen Wong, public information officer for the Maui Police Department.

An “unidentified responsible” was arrested, she said, adding that police were continue to investigate.

Shortly after the ambulance was reported leaving the country club, a police cruiser pulled up to Maui Memorial Medical Center’s emergency room after 1 p.m. Then, an ambulance arrived a few minutes later with the apparent victim.

A man, apparently the shooting suspect, was brought out of the back seat of the police car with his face and legs bloodied. He was put on a gurney and taken inside with his hands and feet shackled.

Shirtless and wearing a baseball cap and shorts, the apparent victim walked on his own into the hospital’s emergency room. Blood was visible trickling from a small wound above his bicep and about 3 inches below his shoulder.

Bradley identified the victim as Paul Peters, a country club member.

The shooting drew a half-dozen police cruisers and an ambulance to the Spreckelsville course where golfers continued to play, even while police investigated the crime scene.

For more on this story, read the Monday issue of The Maui News.