Gabriel Romero is identified as the shooter of Pearl Harbor shooting who shot three civilians with his service weapon, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor, just days before thousands descend on the storied military base to mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese bombing that propelled the United States into World War II.o, according to a military official who spoke on condition of anonymity to provide details that had not been made public.
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Romero’s job was to stand and watch on the fast attack submarine USS Columbia, which is at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for maintenance. He used his service rifle to shoot the victims, then killed himself with his service pistol, the official said.
Gabriel Romero Age
He was 22 years old as of 2019.
Pearl Harbor Shooting News
A US Navy sailor Gabriel Romero has shot three civilians, killing two of them, before taking his own life at the historic military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, military officials said.
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“I can report that Joint Base security personnel did respond to the report of an active shooter today in the vicinity of Dry Dock 2 in the naval shipyard”, Rear Admiral Robert B Chadwick claimed.
Chadwick said he did not know the motive behind Wednesday’s shooting.
The incident came three days before the 78th anniversary of the December 7, 1941, attack on the naval base that led the United States to enter the second world war by declaring war on Japan.
Chadwick added that the shooter Gabriel Romero, who has been “tentatively” identified as an active duty sailor assigned to the USS Columbia, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
An unnamed witness told Hawaii News Now in an on-air interview that he heard gunfire near Dry Dock 2 at the base and looked up from his desk to see the gunman Gabriel Romero put a gun to his head and shoot himself.
Pearl Harbor Shooting Victims
Names of the other victims have not been officially released.
Waianae resident Vincent Kapoi Jr. was among the dead, according to his wife. Names of other victims have not been released. 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.
The wounded victim, a 36-year-old man, was hospitalized and is in stable condition.
Vincent Kapoi Jr., 32, has been identified as one of the civilian Department of Defense employees killed in a shooting at a Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard. Kapoi was a podcaster and was married in April: https://t.co/N4gr4n1w3L pic.twitter.com/7SXfvuCX3M
— Tom Cleary (@tomwcleary) December 5, 2019