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US: Shooting at Pearl Harbor base in Hawaii injures 3

Sailor injures three Department of Defense civilian workers before shooting themself

Servet Günerigök   | 05.12.2019
US: Shooting at Pearl Harbor base in Hawaii injures 3

WASHINGTON

A sailor shot three people at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii on Wednesday before taking his own life, according to officials. 

"Officials at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam report the shooting incident at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard has been secured. One person is confirmed dead. The shooter has been identified as a U.S. Sailor," the base said on its official Twitter page.

The incident occurred at the vicinity of the shipyard’s Dry Dock 2 around 2:30 p.m. local time.   

The sailor reportedly shot and injured three Department of Defense civilian workers before shooting himself, according to the base. 

The base is no longer in lockdown. 

The base said security officials are currently probing the incident.

It added that the names of the victims will not be released until the next of kin have been notified. 

The incident came three days before Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which honors the 2,403 U.S. citizens who were killed in a Japanese surprise attack on the harbor in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.

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