2 officers killed in Hawaii shooting, related inferno consumes multiple homes

Honolulu shooting
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By 1010 WINS

WAIKIKI, Hi. (1010 WINS) – The FBI responded to an “active shooter” in Honolulu Sunday in which two police officers were killed, according to the state's governor and reports.

The shooting unfolded Sunday in the Waikiki Beach neighborhood, which includes sandy beaches and high-rise hotels. "We are responding to an active shooter in Waikiki," FBI Honolulu Operational Support Technician Derek Hayes told CNN.

The officers were killed while responding to an assault call, according to a Honolulu City councilwoman. Gov. David Ige confirmed that two officers died in the shooting after suffering critical injuries.

Videos posted online show thick black smoke rising from the area. Reports say a suspect set a home on fire.