Gunman shoots three at U.S. army base in Hawaii, takes personal life

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(Information) – A gunman opened hearth on the historic army base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Wednesday, base officers mentioned, with native media reporting that at the least three individuals had been wounded, two of them critically, earlier than the suspect took his personal life.

A spokeswoman for the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam confirmed that a capturing had taken place however declined to offer any additional particulars.

“The incident occurred at roughly 2:30 p.m. Because of the ongoing safety incident, entry/gates to #JBPHH are closed,” the bottom mentioned on Twitter, including that officers would supply additional data when it turned out there.

NBC affiliate Hawaii Information Now, citing a base spokesman, mentioned at the least three individuals had been wounded within the assault, which occurred at Drydock 2 of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

An unnamed witness advised Hawaii Information Now in an on-air interview that he had seen the gunman put a gun to his head and shoot himself. The gunman was sporting a U.S. Navy uniform, the witness advised the station.

Hawaii Information Now reported that two of the victims had been in grave situation at native hospitals.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is a mixed U.S. Air Pressure and Navy Set up positioned eight miles (13 km) from Honolulu.

The bottom was placed on lockdown for about two hours after the capturing.

The incident comes three days earlier than the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 assault on the naval base that led america to enter World Warfare Two by declaring battle on Japan.

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Modifying by Clarence Fernandez and Richard Pullin