US sailor kills two employees before fatally shooting self

Two civilian shipyard workers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu were killed by a US sailor on Wednesday, Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick told reporters.The shooter then killed himself, Chadwick said.A third civilian employee was wounded and is stable at a hospital, Chadwick added.Chadwick said the sailor took his life after opening fire near Shipyard Drydock 2, a maintenance area for nuclear submarines.

Authorities have not released the identities of the victims or the shooter.

account.About three hours later, Lydia Robertson, a US Navy spokesperson, said the scene was secured and the base had reopened. Both base security and Navy Investigative Services are conducting the investigation, she said.Several witnesses told CNN affiliate KGMB/KHNL that they heard gunshots.


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