- An active-duty US sailor opened fire at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Wednesday, before shooting themselves, a military official said.
- In a press conference on Wednesday, Rear Admiral Chadwick confirmed that two victims were killed and one was injured. The shooter also died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
- A 36-year-old male victim remains in guarded condition at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, a spokeswoman for the hospital confirmed to Insider.
- The shooter was identified as an active-duty US Sailor assigned to USS Columbia, Chadwick said. The victims have not yet been identified.
- A lockdown at the Naval base has been lifted and the area is secure.
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An active-duty US sailor opened fire at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Wednesday before shooting themselves, a military official said.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Rear Admiral Robert Chadwick confirmed that two victims were killed in the shooting, which took place around 2:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday.
Chadwick said the shooter was identified as an active-duty US Sailor assigned to USS Columbia, who was also killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The victims have not yet been identified.
A spokeswoman at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu confirmed to Insider that it was treating a 36-year-old male who was injured in the shooting. He is in guarded condition.
The base said in a tweet that those shot and injured were Department of Defense civilian workers. It added that the incident took place in the vicinity of the shipyard’s Dry Dock 2, which is where ships are brought to be repaired.
The base was placed on lockdown, though a US Navy public information officer confirmed to Insider that it 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.”
The shipyard is located across from the National Memorial, where veterans were slated to visit over the weekend to mark the 78th anniversary of the WWII bombing.
“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.”
The base said in a statement that family members and Naval personnel that would like to attend chaplain and counseling services can do so at Building 2, Room 130, or Family Assistance Center at Bloch Arena, or call (808) 285-7447.