Sailor kills two people and himself in shooting at Pearl Harbor naval base

A US sailor has been named as the person responsible for a shooting at a naval shipyard at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, one of the country’s major navy bases.

The sailor shot and killed two people, identified as Department of Defence employees, at about 2.30pm on Wednesday (local time) before taking his own life.

A third person was transported to hospital in a stable condition.

Police arrive at the active shooter situation. Source: Khon2

Hawaii Govvernor David Ige said the White House has offered assistance from federal agencies and that the state is also ready to help if needed.

“I join in solidarity with the people of Hawaii as we express our heartbreak over this tragedy and concern for those affected by the shooting,” Mr Ige said in a statement.

The military is yet to release a motive for the attack.

The shipyard is across the harbour from the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, which on Saturday will mark the 78th anniversary of the attack by Japan that propelled the US into World War II.

Pearl Harbor houses the headquarters for the US Pacific Fleet and is the home port for 10 destroyers and 15 submarines.

Officers attend the scene. Source: Jasper Williams/Storyful and Hawaii News
The lead ship of the US at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in April. Source: AAP

With The Associated Press

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