Multiple People Killed In Shooting At Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
A sailor has opened fire at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii, killing two people before turning the gun on himself, two days before national remembrance day ceremonies begin in the US.
Emergency crews were called to the shipyard, located across from the Pearl Harbor National Memorial site, about 2.30pm local time.
Rear Admiral Robb Chadwick addressed local media and confirmed two people have died, and another is in hospital.
"I can confirm that there were three shooting victims, and we have confirmed that two are deceased and one is in a stable condition," Admiral Chadwick said.
"Obviously our thoughts are with the victims and everyone involved."
He also revealed the shooter died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam alerted followers in a tweet, saying security forces had responded to reports of a shooting. The base later updated followers that the alleged shooter was a U.S. sailor, who shot three civilian employees and then shot himself.
The military hasn't yet revealed a motive or any information about the shooter, or his victims.
The base was put into lockdown, but has now reopened.
Former adult film star Jenna Jameson wrote on Twitter that the shooting occurred 'next door' and confirmed she was safe.
Governor of Hawaii, David Ige, said the White House has reached out and offered assistance if needed.
“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,” Ige said in a statement.
December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in the U.S, it's also known as Pearl Harbor Day.
It's been 78 years since an attack by Japan which launched the U.S into World War II.
The site is also home to the U.S Pacific Fleet and the main port for 10 destroyers and 15 submarines.
More to come.