A person had opened fire on a Pearl Harbour shipyard. Picture: Jasper WilliamsSource:Supplied
An shooter has reportedly injured three people at a shipyard in Pearl Harbor.
The incident sent the shipyard in Hawaii into lockdown.
Witnesses say they saw the shooter kill himself but that is yet to be confirmed by authorities.
The 15th Wing reported on Facebook “there is an active shooter on base, please seek a secure location until further notice”.
They said Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam security forces had responded to a reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.
“The incident occurred at approximately 2.30pm,” it said
“Due to the ongoing security incident, access/gates to JBPHH are closed. We will update when we have further information.”
We are currently monitoring reports of a mass shooting at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii pic.twitter.com/cELDv9bcU1— NYPDCounterterrorism (@NYPDCT) December 5, 2019
Shooting right next door to me at Pearl Harbor... we are safe. Prayers for the victims 😕— Jenna Jameson (@jennajameson) December 5, 2019
A map showing where the incident happened. Picture: Hawaii News NowSource:Supplied
An ambulance is pictured arriving at the shipyard. Picture: Hawaii News NowSource:Supplied
Picture: Hawaii News NowSource:Supplied
Sources have told Hawaii News Now that several civilians are among the gunshot victims.
“One witness said he was at his desk when he heard loud pops.
“I kind of recognise that as gunshots,” the witness said.
““I looked out in time to see the shooter, who I assume was a sailor because he was in uniform ... shoot himself.”
People at the scene say it is chaotic.
Hawaii News Now reports one of the victims in an “extremely critical condition”.
The incident area has since been contained.
More to come