A spokeswoman for the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam confirmed that a shooting had taken place but declined to give any further details.
“The incident occurred at approximately 2:30pm. Due to the ongoing security incident, access/gates to #JBPHH are closed,” the base said on Twitter, adding that officials would provide further information when it became available.
JBPHH security forces have responded to a reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. The incident occu… https://t.co/33cTOGk2mS
— Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (@JointBasePHH) 1575507970000
Hawaii News Now, citing a base spokesman, said three people had been wounded in the attack and that the situation was considered “contained” after a witness saw the gunman fatally shoot himself.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is a combined US Air Force and Navy Installation located 8 miles (13 km) from Honolulu.
The incident comes three days before the anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on the naval base that led the United States to enter World War Two by declaring war on Japan.