EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Brawl in KalihiUPDATED 7:34 PM HST Sep 03, 2013Video Transcript
started a brawl in Kalihi over the weekend and why some say the area has been prone to violence. KITV4's Brenton Awa has the latest developments and exclusive video of the massive fight... Yunji -- I talked to a business owner in the area who's in the know... But doesn't want to be identified because of fear of retaliation... He tells me a man had rented the "social hall" at the United Puerto Rican Association for his daughters birthday party Saturday. This is surveillance video from that night... The source says while that group was at the party -- another group of people showed up -- drinking and making trouble in the parking lot. According to the source -- around 10-o'clock the group outside tried to crash the party but was turned away. They eventually came back with more people and started throwing rocks at the group from the party. That's when things escalated into a fight. Witnesses say about 15-20 people were involved using sticks -- bats -- and knives. An officer trying to stop the brawl was knocked down and two others were stabbed. Meanwhile a source says drugs, alcohol, and loitering are prevalent in the area on a nightly basis and an even larger brawl happened in the same spot -- around 5-years ago. KITV blurred the video over the weekend at HPD's request. Nobody's been arrested at this time and the officer who was injured is doing okay.