UPDATE: Three dead including shooter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

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UPDATE 10:54 p.m. (NBC) – Three people confirmed dead. Shooter one of three.

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UPDATE: 9:55 p.m. (NBC) – According to Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam’s Twitter account, the shooter is confirmed dead.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam released this statement.

“Officials at Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam report the shooting incident at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard has been secured. One person is confirmed dead. The shooter has been tentatively identified as a U.S. Sailor. He reportedly shot and injured three Department of Defense civilian workers, before killing himself. The incident took place this afternoon at the shipyard’s Dry Dock 2. The base is no longer in lockdown. Base security and Navy investigative sevices are currently investigating. The names of the victims will not be released until the next of kin have been notified.”

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PEARL HARBOR, (NBC) Security forces at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii responded to a shooting Wednesday afternoon, an official with Navy Region Hawaii public affairs said.

NBC affiliate KHNL of Honolulu reported that at least three people were injured,

The shooting at the shipyard, which is on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam occurred at around 2:34 p.m., Jackey Smith with Navy Region Hawaii public affairs said in a brief phone interview.

Smith said more information would be released when available. She could not confirm if there were any casualties.

Image: Pearl Harbor Nimitz Gate Security
Security officers stand outside the Pearl harbor Shipyard after a shooting Wednesday afternoon.KHNL

Because of the “ongoing security incident” access and gates to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam were closed, Smith said.

One witness interviewed by KHNL said that he was at his desk and heard pops and “I kind of recognize that as gunshots,” and that he looked out the window and saw three people on the ground

JBPHH security forces have responded to a reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. Due to the ongoing security incident, access/gates to #JBPHH are closed. We will update when we have further information.

KHNL reported that the base was on lockdown and that the public address system was urging people to take cover.

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