HONOLULU, HI – The Pearl Harbor shooting resulted in the death of two civilian Defense Department employees and left one injured. The shooter is a U.S. Navy sailor who ultimately took his own life at Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor military installation.
According to the commander of Navy Region Hawaii, Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick, the Pearl Harbor shooting took place near Dry Dock 2. Specifically, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, near the Naval shipyard.
Furthermore, Chadwick reported that the shooter is a male, and that he was an active-duty sailor appointed to USS Columbia. It should be noted that USS Columbia is a nuclear-powered Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine.
Apart from this, the names of the shooter and victims have not been disclosed. Chadwick stated that until the next of kin have been notified, the identities will be withheld from the public. However, the injured victim is being treated at a local hospital and is reportedly in stable condition.
Moreover, the motive behind the Pearl Harbor shooting has not been identified. Also, whether the victims were random targets or familiar with the shooter is still unclear as well.
Importantly, nine Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, a guided missile cruiser, 15 attack submarines, and the U.S. Air Force Pacific Command are all located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.