3 Dead At Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Including Shooter

Three people are dead after an armed, active-duty sailor conducted a shooting incident at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard near Honolulu on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam officials, the shooter—whose identity is not yet known—shot three Department of Defense civilian workers about 2:30 pm local time. Two of them died at the scene and the third is reportedly in stable condition. The shooter then took his own life.


“The sailor served on the USS Columbia, a submarine stationed at Pearl Harbor,” ABC News reports, citing Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick, commander, Navy Region Hawaii.

According to the report, an investigation is underway concerning the shooter and the weapon he used. Personal weapons are reportedly not permitted on the base.

During the shooting incident, the base was placed under lockdown, which remained until about 4:00 pm local time. Scores of first responders rushed the scene, including six Honolulu Fire units (about two dozen firefighters) and multiple ambulances.

Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono responded to the shooting in a statement where she commended these first responders.

“While the investigation into this incident continues, my thoughts and aloha are with the victims of the terrible tragedy at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and with their families,” Hirono said per ABC News. “I join all of Hawaii in expressing our gratitude to the first responders who rush toward danger every day to keep us safe.”

 

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