A person had opened fire on a Pearl Harbour shipyard. Picture: Jasper Williams
A person had opened fire on a Pearl Harbour shipyard. Picture: Jasper Williams

Active shooter reported at Pearl Harbor

An active shooter has reportedly injured three people at a shipyard in Pearl Harbor.

The incident has 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 Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Honolulu, was put into lockdown after a shooting on December 4, authorities said.
The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Honolulu, was put into lockdown after a shooting on December 4, authorities said. Jasper Williams via Storyful

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."

Sources have told Hawaii News Now that several civilians are among the gunshot victims.

“JBPHH security forces have responded to a reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m,” the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said in a tweet.
“JBPHH security forces have responded to a reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m,” the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said in a tweet. Jasper Williams via Storyful

"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.

More to come


Whitsunday libraries ‘innovating’ in the wake of COVID-19

premium_icon Whitsunday libraries ‘innovating’ in the wake of COVID-19

Virtual story-times, digital books and a drop-off service are all ways libraries...

Live music straight to your living room

premium_icon Live music straight to your living room

With 24 hand-picked bands, your Friday night in never looked so good.

Bottle shop patrons behaving themselves

premium_icon Bottle shop patrons behaving themselves

There are no limits on purchases at some Whitsunday bottle shops and certainly no...