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US Soldier Injures 3 Civilian Military Staffers, Commits Suicide at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

An unidentified US serviceman reportedly opened fire on Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii. Local media said earlier, citing authorities, that multiple people were injured in the shooting.

@JointBasePHH :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. #PearlHarbor

@JointBasePHHThe sailor reportedly shot and injured three Department of Defense civilian workers before shooting themself. The incident took place this afternoon at the vicinity of the shipyard’s Dry Dock 2. The base is no longer in lockdown.

After earlier media reports suggested, citing eyewitnesses that the alleged gunman was a local sailor who shot three civilians, the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) confirmed in the statement that a US serviceman injured three Department of Defence civilian staffers before committing suicide.

@JointBasePHH
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.


Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

@JointBasePHH: Base security and Navy investigative services are currently investigating. The names of the victims will not be released until the next of kin have been notified. #PearlHarbor


Steven [email protected]
Replying to@JointBasePHH and@wsbtv
People can make their jokes but mental health is the biggest crisis facing us as service members. It’s a sad day and unfortunately along with this shooting, many veterans are victim to suicide. Please reach out and be there for those who are in the service. It isn’t easy.

​According to earlier media reports, citing multiple sources, a male suspect was killed by authorities after he injured at least three civilians. According to The Hawaii News Now media outlet, at least two people are said to be in critical condition. The exact identity and incentive of the suspect reportedly remain unknown.

A witness claimed earlier, cited by the media outlet, that the suspected shooter fatally shot himself.

The Hawaii News Now said earlier, citing eyewitnesses, that the area had been immediately locked down following the first shooting reports. The shooting is reported to have happened at Drydock 2.

A base spokesperson reportedly earlier confirmed that a shooting had taken place, but declined to give more details.

Hours later, a Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam spokesman said the situation at Drydock 2 has been “contained".

The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. local time. Local security forces immediately responded to the incident.

@JointBasePHH
Gates and base access are now open. Standby for further information regarding the active shooter incident. #JBPHH
There will be a press conference that will take place outside Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s Nimitz Gate at approximately 5:30 p.m. Due to technical issues, we will not be live-streaming the press conference via social media, as originally planned. #JBPHH

The shooting occurred on the eve of 7 December, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the 78th anniversary of the infamous surprise aerial attack carried out by Imperial Japanese forces on the lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, killing 2,403 and causing the US to enter into World War II.

Currently, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is a combined US Air Force and Navy Installation located 8 miles (13 km) from Honolulu.

@JointBasePHH
Emergency Family Assistance Center is now open and will remain open until further notice. LOCATION: 4827 Bougainville Drive (Same Bldg as PSD). CRISIS CALL CENTER: 866-525-6676




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