US Navy Sailor Opens Fire On Pearl Harbour Base Killing Two People
A US Navy sailor has opened fire on people at the Pearl Harbour base in Hawaii.
Two people have been killed and a third has been injured.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham sent out a tweet confirming the incident, saying the gunman shot at three Department of Defence contractors.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam security forces responded to a reported shooting at a dry dock at @PHNSYIMF. Initial reports indicate the shooter & two shipyard civilian employees are deceased, & one shipyard civilian is in stable condition at a local hospital. 1/5 #PearlHarbor- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (@JointBasePHH) December 5, 2019
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9News reports the man, who was assigned to the USS Columbia, used his gun to kill himself after the attack.
The base, along with several nearby schools, was sent into lockdown shortly after reports of the shooting emerged. That lockdown alert has now been finished and people are allowed to enter and leave.
Hawaii's governor David Ige has released a statement saying: "I join in solidarity with the people of Hawaii as we express our heartbreak over this tragedy and concern for those affected by the shooting."
His statements were backed up by Hawaii Senator Mazie K. Hirono, who wrote on Twitter: "While the investigation into this incident continues, my thoughts and aloha are with the victims of the terrible tragedy at #JBPHH and with their families. I join all of Hawaii in expressing our gratitude to the first responders who rush toward danger every day to keep us safe."