HONOLULU (KHON2) — The shooter is dead and multiple people are hurt following an active shooter situation at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii.
Officials received the report of a shooting at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday at the shipyard’s Dry Dock 2.
The shooter has been identified as a U.S. Sailor, according to Pearl Harbor.
Officials said he shot and hurt three Department of Defense civilian workers before killing himself.
According to Queen’s Medical, they have one man receiving treatment in guarded condition. Pali Momi Hospital and Tripler Army Medical Center also each have a male victim. One is in stable condition, according to officials from Pearl Harbor.
It is not clear if the victims were targeted.
The names of the victims will not be released until their families are notified, according to officials.
Following the shooting, Hawaii Governor David Ige released a statement:
“I join in solidarity with the people of Hawaii as we express our heartbreak over this tragedy and concern for those affected by the shooting. Details are still emerging as security forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickham investigate. The White House has reached out to offer assistance from federal agencies and the state is standing by to assist where necessary.”
Officials said base security and the Navy investigative services are investigating.
Due to the security incident, access and gates to JBPHH were closed.
“We’re concerned about the safety of everybody,” said Lydia Robertson, with Pearl Harbor Navy Affairs. “So many buildings are in lockdown status right now. Our intent is to minimize the area where we need to be to find what is going on and keep everybody else safe.”
The lockdown was later lifted and all gates reopened around 4 p.m.
The public was advised to avoid heavy traffic on Kamehameha and Nimitz Highway.
The shooting also prompted the lockdown of three schools, according to the Department of Education — Mokulele Elementary, Hickam Elementary and Nimitz Elementary.