Gunman shoots three at the US military base in Hawaii, takes his life

HONOLULU: An armed man opened fire on the historic military base in Pearl harbor , Hawaii On Wednesday, base officials said, and local media reported that at least three people were injured before the suspect committed suicide.

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 2:30 pm. Due to the ongoing security incident, access/gates to #JBPHH are closed, the base said on Twitter, adding that officials will provide more information when available.

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 occurs three days before the anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on the naval base that led the United States to enter World War II by declaring war on Japan.