Two people were killed in a shooting on the base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The perpetrator is also dead.
Two people are dead after an offender on Wednesday afternoon local time opened fire on the military base Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in the u.s. state of Hawaii.
It informs the authorities on the spot at a press conference early Thursday morning, Danish time.
The two fatalities were both employed at the base.
A third person who was hit by the shot, is in stable condition.
The first news shortly after the shooting was that three people had been hit by gunfire, and two of those were in critical condition.
the Base is under lockdown, and the local media, Hawaii News Now reports that the offender is 'secured'.
On Twitter write Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, that the offender has been identified as a militæransat in the u.s. navy.
Police received the first reports of the shooting Wednesday at 14.30 local time.
the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is used by both the us air force and the u.s. navy. The base is located 13 kilometres from the Honolulu.
the Shooting happens just three days before the first anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor early on the morning of the 7. december 1941.
Pearl Harbor was attacked by hundreds of japanese aircraft and ships. 2400 americans were killed in the attack, which came from behind on the americans.
the UNITED states in retaliation among other things, the attack by throwing the world's first atomic bomb. It happened in Hiroshima in 1945, shortly before the Second world War ended.
the Attack on Pearl Harbor happened as a result of a protracted diplomatic crisis between the two countries.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 05:00