Multiple Fatalities After US Sailor Opens Fire at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

A US sailor shot and killed two Department of Defense civilian workers and injured another before killing himself at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) facility, in Honolulu, on December 4, authorities said in a press conference.

The two deceased victims were originally transported to hospital in a critical condition and later died. The third victim was in a “stable condition”, Rear Admiral Robert Chadwick, commander of Navy Region Hawaii, told media.

The shooter was “tentatively identified as an active duty sailor assigned to the USS Columbia” and was confirmed “deceased by a self-inflicted gunshot wound”.

The JBPHH was put into lockdown after the shooting occurred at around 2.30 pm local time.

The shooting occurred at the shipyard’s Dry Dock 2 area which was re-opened that afternoon.

After the initial shootings, an announcement came over the base’s public address system for individuals to shelter in place. This video, taken from the USS Missouri, shows a large group of people sitting inside the warship. In one video, someone can be heard saying they didn’t know why the shelter in place was issued.

The USS Missouri, is a battleship memorial available for tour groups at Pearl Harbor. Credit: @KingCookieO6 via Storyful

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