Law enforcement are responding to an apparent active shooter situation at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, which saw a portion of the base being placed on lockdown. Local media report at least three people have been shot.
“There is an active shooter on base, please seek a secure location until further notice,” the 15th Wing wrote in a Facebook post, urging the base personnel to “stay safe.”
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. pic.twitter.com/6uZulGOUTx
— Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (@JointBasePHH) December 5, 2019
There have been unconfirmed reports of casualties. Hawaii News Now reported, citing sources at the base, that at least three people have been wounded in the shooting rampage, including two who suffered critical injuries.The outlet reported that “several civilians” are among the victims.
A witness told Hawaii News Now on live broadcast that he heard what he thought were gunshots and got to see the gun-wielding attacker, who he described as wearing a Navy uniform.“I looked out in time to see the shooter, who I assume was a sailor because he was in uniform … shoot himself,” the witness said on air.
He went on to say that he saw three people down on the ground in the aftermath of the incident.
Security forces have been called to respond to the incident that began unraveling around 2.30 pm local time. A heavy police presence, including armored police vehicles, has been spotted outside the base.
Scene right now outside of Pearl Harbor, which has been locked down due to reports of an active shooter. Heavy police presence in the area. We will update you with the latest details on @KHONnewspic.twitter.com/mHbHmmasm8
— Sam Spangler (@SamSpanglerHI) December 5, 2019
Six Honolulu Fire Department units with 22 personnel have been dispatched to the scene.
Capt. Scot Seguirant of the Honolulu Fire Department told CNN they are assisting, and have responded with six units and twenty-two personnel https://t.co/G8UfalP3Zq
— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) December 5, 2019
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