Published On : Thu, Dec 5th, 2019

IAF chief unhurt after Pearl Harbor shooting

In a massive development, Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, along with his team, was present in the vicinity of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam at the time of the shooting incident early Thursday morning. All IAF personnel, including the air chief, are reportedly safe.

A gunman opened fire at the historic United States military base in Pearl Harbor on Wednesday afternoon (local time), authorities said, with local news media reporting three people wounded before the suspect took his own life.

Security forces responded to reports of a shooting at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickham, the US navy and air force base near Honolulu, Hawaii, the base said in an announcement on Twitter.

The base was locked down for part of the afternoon.

The shipyard repairs, maintains and modernises the ships and submarines of the US Pacific fleet, which is headquartered at Pearl Harbor. Its the home port for 10 destroyers and 15 submarines.