U.S. sailor kills 2 Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employees, injures 1 before fatally shooting self

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HONOLULU, Hawaii (WJW) — Officials say the shooting at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam has been secured.

According to the base, a U.S. sailor shot and injured three Department of Defense civilian workers before shooting himself Wednesday afternoon.

Military officials said during a press conference that two of the civilian workers victims are dead.  The third is at an area hospital and in stable condition.

Officials also confirmed the gunman is dead as a result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

The names of the victims will not be released until their families have been notified.

Officials say the shooting occurred at Drydock 2 around 2:30 p.m. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time.

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard was put on lockdown and the base's PA system reportedly urged everyone to take cover.

About 4 p.m. local time vehicles were again permitted to enter the base.

Base security and Navy investigative services are currently investigating.

The shooting occurred just three days before the commemoration of the Japanese attack on the base in 1941 which caused the United States to enter World War II.

Pearl Harbor also serves as the headquarters for the U.S. Pacific Fleet. It is the home port for 10 destroyers and 15 submarines.

 

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