An active-duty sailor killed two folks and wounded another before killing himself on Wednesday on the Pearl Harbor shipyard in Hawaii, based on base officials.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam went on lockdown midday after reports of an active shooter on the base’s naval maintenance facility, the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. The Navy stated the sailor opened fire at one of the dry docks on the shipyard. The base was reopened later in the day, officials stated.
A base spokesman stated in a release that the names of the shooting victims and the gunman won’t be released till next of kin have been notified. Two of the victims have died and a third is in stable condition at a local hospital as of Wednesday evening, based on base spokesman Chuck Anthony.
The shooting started round 2:30 p.m. local time at the base’s dry dock 2, when the gunman shot three Defense Department civilian workers before shooting himself. The shipyard, like many other military facilities, employs each uniformed service members, civilian Pentagon staff and other civilian employees.
The shipyard is about 2 miles away from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and adjacent to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. The shipyard isn’t open to the general public.
The shooting happened just days before the 78th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor that killed more than 2,400 People and thrust the U.S. into World War II.