HONOLULU, Hawaii — A U.S. sailor shot and killed two civilian Department of Defense employees Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor shipyard before taking his own life, according to the military.
- Three wounded, 1 dead following shooting at Pearl Harbor
- Military says the shooter was a U.S. Sailor, shot at DoD workers
- They were assigned to the USS Columbia.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said the shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. HST near the shipyard's "Dry Dock 2."
According to military officials, the U.S. sailor shot three civilian Department of Defense employees. Two of them died. A third victim is in stable condition at a hospital.
Authorities also said the sailor ultimately turned the gun on themself and took their own life. The sailor has not been identified, nor is a motive known.
Officials initially said JHPHH was on lockdown following the report of an active shooter, but the base has since said gates and access are open again.
Base security and Navy services will investigate the shooting, according to JHPHH.
The shipyard is across the harbor from the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, which on Saturday will mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack that propelled the U.S. into World War II. More than 2,300 Americans died in the attack on Dec. 7, 1941.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
JBPHH security forces have responded to a reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. Due to the ongoing security incident, access/gates to #JBPHH are closed. We will update when we have further information. pic.twitter.com/6uZulGOUTx— Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (@JointBasePHH) December 5, 2019