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Dec. 4 (UPI) — A gunman opened fire at a military base in Hawaii Wednesday, shooting three people before turning the weapon on himself, officials said.
The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam identified the shooter as a U.S. sailor who injured three Department of Defense civilian workers before killing himself.
Security forces said they responded to a “reported shooting” at around 2:30 p.m. (5:30 Utah time) in the vicinity of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s Dry Dock 2 on the southern shore of Oahu island, prompting the military base to be put on lockdown that was then lifted about an hour and a half later, the base said via Twitter.
“Base security and Navy investigative services are currently investigating,” the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said. “The names of the victims will not be released until the next of kin have been notified.”
The incident occurred days before the 78th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of the U.S. military base at Pearl Harbor on Saturday when dozens of World War II veterans are scheduled to attend a ceremony.