2 Dead, 1 Person Hospitalized After Sailor Opens Fire, Fatally Shoots Self at Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
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By 1010 WINS

Two people are dead after a U.S. sailor opened fire at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Wednesday afternoon, prompting the military to declare an "active shooter situation" and lock down the complex. The sailor fatally shot himself, officials said.

The two fatalities are civilian Department of Defense employees who work at the shipyard.

A third victim is at a hospital.

Officials did not suggest a motive, but he has since been identified as G Romero, 22. Neither his first name nor photo were released.

"We have no indication yet whether they were targeted or if it was a random shooting,"  Commander of Navy Region Hawaii, Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick said.

"Gates and base access are now open," read a tweet from the base at 4:11 p.m. local time. "Standby for further information regarding the active shooter incident. #JBPHH." Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam spokesman Charles Anthony confirmed that there was an active shooting

About an hour earlier, the base first tweeted, "JBPHH security forces have responded to a reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. Due to the ongoing security incident, access/gates to #JBPHH are closed. We will update when we have further information."

Honolulu is five hours behind Eastern Time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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