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U.S. sailor kills 2, injures 1 before shooting self at Pearl Harbor naval shipyard: officials
https://globalnews.ca/news/6256802/pearl-harbor-naval-base-shooter/
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Two people have died and one has been injured in a shooting at a U.S. Navy and Air Force base at Pearl Harbor, according to the U.S. military.

The shooting, which took place at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, was confirmed by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert Chadwick during a press conference to have been carried out by an active duty sailor who was assigned to the attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN-771).

The third victim is confirmed to be in “stable condition,” said Chadwick.

A tweet from the base’s official Twitter account previously reported that the sailor had “shot and injured three Department of Defense civilian workers” before fatally shooting themself.

The shooting was confirmed to have taken place at the shipyard’s Dry Dock 2 and took place Wednesday afternoon at roughly 2:30 p.m. local time.
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Some more details.

Official: Sailor used service weapon to kill at Pearl Harbor
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dead-pearl-harbor-sailor-shoots-civilians-67518942
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The Pearl Harbor National Memorial says it already had plans for additional security for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese bombing before a deadly shooting across the harbor

By  AUDREY McAVOY, JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and CALEB JONES Associated Press   ‎05‎ ‎December‎ ‎2019‎ ‎15‎:‎32

A U.S. sailor shot three civilians with his service weapon, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor, just days before thousands descend on the storied military base to mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese bombing that propelled the United States into World War II.

The Pearl Harbor National Memorial already had plans for additional security for the annual ceremony before the shooting Wednesday across the harbor at the Navy's shipyard, spokesman Jay Blount said.

About a dozen survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing were expected to attend Saturday, along with dignitaries and service members.

The shooter was identified Thursday as 22-year-old G. Romero, according to a military official who spoke on condition of anonymity to provide details that had not been made public.

Romero's job was to stand watch on the fast attack submarine USS Columbia, which is at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for maintenance. He used his service rifle to shoot the victims, then killed himself with his service pistol, the official said.

Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick, commander of Navy Region Hawaii, said he didn’t know the motive for the shooting Wednesday at the naval shipyard within the base. The wounded victim was hospitalized in stable condition.

It wasn’t known if the sailor and the three men working for the U.S. Department of Defense knew each other, Chadwick said.

“We have no indication yet whether they were targeted or if it was a random shooting,” Chadwick said.

Tara Kapoi told The Associated Press that her 30-year-old husband, Vincent Kapoi Jr., was one of those killed. She said he worked at the shipyard and grew up in Waianae, a town on the west side of Oahu.

“We don’t know what happened," she said Thursday, asking for privacy.

Names of the other victims have not been released.

It wasn’t immediately known how many shots were fired. Chadwick said that was part of the investigation.

Mass shootings and gun violence are rare in Hawaii. It had the lowest gun death rate among the states in 2017, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The islands have strict firearms laws, including a ban on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines.

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The Navy is looking to upgrade base security. In this instance more security may not have worked. What is needed is more coworkers to inform the chain of commend if someone might be a risk.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pearl-harbor-deadly-shooting-navy-weighs-beefing-up-security-for-dec-7-ceremony/ar-BBXPecR?ocid=spartanntp

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Update. The shooter used issued weapons to shoot the base workers and used a sidearm to kill himself.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/suspect-identified-in-shooting-at-pearl-harbor-naval-shipyard/ar-BBXMd71?ocid=spartanntp