/Sailor Kills 2, Wounds 1 Before Taking Own Life At Pearl Harbor Base
Sailor Kills 2, Wounds 1 Before Taking Own Life At Pearl Harbor Base

Sailor Kills 2, Wounds 1 Before Taking Own Life At Pearl Harbor Base


Security guards outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Hawaii, following a shooting by an active-duty U.S. Navy sailor.

 

Caleb Jones/AP

hide caption

toggle caption

 

Caleb Jones/AP

 

Security guards outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Hawaii, following a shooting by an active-duty U.S. Navy sailor.

 

Caleb Jones/AP

 

A U.S. Navy sailor shot and killed two civilian employees of the Defense Department and wounded a third, before killing himself at Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor military installation.
Rear Adm. Robb Chadwick, commander of Navy Region Hawaii, said the shooting occurred near dry dock 2 in the Naval shipyard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Chadwick said the male shooter “has tentatively been identified as an active-duty sailor assigned to USS Columbia,” a nuclear-powered Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine.
Chadwick said the names of the shooter and his victims would not be released until next-of-kin had been notified. He said the wounded civilian is in stable condition at a local hospital.
A motive for the shootings has not been identified and it is not known whether the victims were random or known to the shooter.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is home to nine Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, a guided missile cruiser and 15 attack submarines, plus the U.S. Air Force Pacific Command.
Original Source