Washington D.C.: Just three days before the 78th anniversary of the 1941 Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbour that left 2,403 US service members dead, a US sailor turned his gun towards his colleagues before committing suicide at the harbour.
The US sailor fatally shot two people from Department of Defense civilian employees while wounding a civilian at the Pearl Harbour Naval shipyard in Hawaii on Wednesday before committing suicide, said an official.
According to sources, Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and his team were also present at the base when the incident occurred. However, they were at the Air Force base, while the shooting took place at the Naval base.
A source said that even though the general area is the same, there was some distance between the shooter and the 21 Air Chiefs, who were there to participate in the Pacific Air Force Chiefs Conference (PACS-2019).
A statement issued by the base said the shooting took place at around 2:30 pm, prompting a lockdown of the facility for more than an hour. “The shooter has been identified as a US Sailor,” the base said in a tweet.