Multiple injured in shooting at Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor base

December 05, 2019

At least three people were injured, two of them critically, when a gunman opened fire at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii before taking his own life, local news reports said on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the US base would only say that security forces had responded to reports of a shooting at around 2:30pm local time and that the base was on lockdown for several hours.

Traffic backs up at the main gates after a shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard on  Wednesday, near Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. — AP
Traffic backs up at the main gates after a shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard on Wednesday, near Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. — AP

One witness told local media he was sitting at his computer when he heard shots fired and saw three victims on the ground.

The witness, who did not want to be identified, said he then saw the gunman who was wearing what appeared to be a navy or sailor’s uniform shoot himself in the head.

Hawaii News Now said several civilians were among the gunshot victims.

The shooting reportedly took place near the south entrance to the sprawling base.

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