The incident happened at 3:57 p.m. Monday. Molokai emergency personnel responded to the scene, located on the west side of the island.
Alavazo was treated at the scene by Maui Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel before being transported to the Molokai Airport where he was flown to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in Critical Condition. MPD says Alavazo was in the company of two friends, both Molokai residents, at the time of the shooting. Molokai Police did recover the gun that was involved in this incident.
At 1:23 p.m., Tuesday, the young man was pronounced dead at the Maui Memorial Medical Center. Alavazo was from Maunaloa, Molokai.
Molokai Police are continuing with their investigation into this case which has been classified as a Miscellaneous Accident.