3 wounded, shooter is dead in shooting at Pearl Harbor naval shipyard – Business Insider

  • A US sailor opened fire at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Wednesday, injuring three US Department of Defense civilians before shooting themselves, a Navy spokeswoman confirmed.
  • The shooter was confirmed as a US sailor but was not named. The victims have not been identified.
  • A lockdown at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii has been lifted and the area is secure.
  • Officials at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu confirmed to Insider that it was treating one gunshot victim.
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A US sailor opened fire at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Wednesday, injuring three US Department of Defense civilians before shooting themselves, a Navy public information officer confirmed.

The shooter was confirmed as a US sailor but was not named. The victims have not been identified.

A lockdown at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii has been lifted and the area is secure. A Navy public information officer confirmed to Insider that the gates are now open at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and the lockdown was lifted as of around 4:15 p.m. local time.

“Officials at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam report the shooting incident at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard has been secured,” a Navy public information officer told Insider. “Base security and Navy investigative services are currently investigating.”

According to Hawaii News Now, the shooting occurred on Dry Dock 2, which is where ships are brought to be repaired.

The military base tweeted that the reported shooting took place at approximately 2:30 p.m. local time. 

“I kind of recognize that as gunshots, and I looked out the window and saw three people on the ground,” one witness told Hawaii News Now.

A spokeswoman at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu confirmed to Insider that it was treating one male who was injured in the shooting, and he is in guarded condition.

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“I join in solidarity with the people of Hawai’i as we express our heartbreak over this tragedy and concern for those affected by the shooting,” Hawaii Gov. David Ige said in a statement. “Details are still emerging as security forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam investigate. The White House has reached out to offer assistance from federal agencies, and the state is standing by to assist where necessary.”

This is a breaking story. We will update as more information becomes available.

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