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US Pearl Harbor deadly shooting: Navy weighs beefing up security for Dec. 7 ceremony

00:50  06 december  2019
00:50  06 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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7 ceremony . Doug Stanglin. In the wake of a shooting that left two people and the gunman dead, the Navy is evaluating whether security should be upgraded around the Pearl Harbor navy shipyard before Saturday's ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack in World

The gunman was described by a witness as wearing a Navy uniform during the attack, and the civilians were at the base working for the Department of Defense, Navy officials said. The shooting took place three days before the 78th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec .

In the wake of a shooting that left two people and the gunman dead, the Navy is evaluating whether security should be upgraded around the Pearl Harbor navy shipyard before Saturday's ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack in World War II.

a person wearing a military uniform: Security stands outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Honolulu. A shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii left at least one person injured Wednesday, military and hospital officials said. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam spokesman Charles Anthony confirmed that there was an active shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.© Caleb Jones, AP Security stands outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Honolulu. A shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii left at least one person injured Wednesday, military and hospital officials said. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam spokesman Charles Anthony confirmed that there was an active shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

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

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The Navy has identified him only as an active duty sailor assigned to the USS Columbia, a fast attack submarine that was at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for maintenance.

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Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick, the commander of Navy Region Hawaii, said he didn’t know the motive behind Wednesday’s incident in which three civilian workers were shot.

Two of the victims died and the gunman killed himself.

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.

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The gunman was described by a witness as wearing a Navy uniform during the attack, and the civilians were at the base working for the Department of Defense, Navy officials said. The shooting took place three days before the 78th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec .

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

The names of the victims, all male Department of Defense civilian workers, will be released officially after their families are notified, officials said.

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

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The incident came three days before the annual ceremony that will be attended by about a dozen survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese imperialists that killed more than 2,300 Americans and propelled the United States into World War II.

The naval shipyard is located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu across the harbor from the Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

The naval base said in a tweet that some of the survivors of the 1941 attack had already begun arriving for the ceremony. They will be joined by dignitaries and service members.

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Chadwick said the Navy would evaluate whether security should be beefed up in light of the shooting. The shipyard said normal work would resume Friday.

"We are saddened by this incident, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," he said.

He said investigators were looking into any possible relationship between the gunman and the victims.

It was not immediately clear what type of weapon was used in the shooting, which occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time. Personal weapons are not allowed on base.

The former Naval Station Pearl Harbor combined with the Hickam Air Force Base in 2010, according to the base’s website. Eleven ships, six fixed-wing aviation squadrons and 18 submarines are at the base.

Contributing: The Associated Press

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Pearl Harbor deadly shooting: Navy weighs beefing up security for Dec. 7 ceremony

Man injured in Pearl Harbor shooting released from hospital .
A civilian worker injured in a shooting at Pearl Harbor’s shipyard last week was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu said Roger Nakamine left after spending almost a week in the hospital. An active duty sailor shot Nakamine and two other civilian Department of Defense employees with his service rifle last Wednesday. The other two civilians died of their wounds. The shooter used his service pistol to kill himself. He has been identified as 22-year-old Seaman Gabriel Antonio Romero, a watchstander who was providing security to the USS Columbia submarine undergoing maintenance at the shipyard.

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