HONOLULU (AP, KHON) — Three people including the shooter are dead after an attack at Pearl Harbor.
The military says security forces responded to a shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam has reopened following a lockdown.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam says in a tweet that there’s an ongoing security incident that began at about 2:30 p.m. (GMT-10)
Honolulu Fire Department Capt. Scot Seguirant says firefighters are responding to the base.
“We’re concerned about the safety of everybody. So many buildings are in lockdown status right now. Our intent is to minimize area where we need to be to find what is going on and keep everybody else safe,” said Lydia Robertson of Pearl Harbor Navy Affairs.
The shooter has been identified as a U.S. Sailor, according to Pearl Harbor.
Officials said that he reportedly shot and injured three Department of Defense civilian workers, before killing himself. Two of the three victims later died.
One victim is in stable condition, according to officials from Pearl Harbor.
It is unclear if the victims were targeted.
The incident took place at the shipyard’s Dry Dock 2.
Officials said that base security and the Navy investigative services are investigating the scene. The names of the victims will not be released until the next of kin have been notified, according to officials.
Hawaii Governor David Ige released a statement on Twitter regarding the incident.
Pearl Harbor is one of the Navy’s major installations.
The shipyard is across the harbor from the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, which on Saturday will mark the 78th anniversary of the attack by Japan that propelled the U.S. into World War II.
Pearl Harbor houses the headquarters for the U.S. Pacific Fleet and is the home port for 10 destroyers and 15 submarines.
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