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‘No Known Motive’ in Pearl Harbor Shooting, Commander Says

No motive is yet known for last week’s Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shooting tragedy, which appears to have been a random act of violence in which the sailor who fatally shot two civilian workers and himself did not plan his actions ahead of time, shipyard commander Capt. Greg Burton said in an “All Hands” message sent out Friday.

Machinist’s Mate Auxiliary Fireman Gabriel Antonio Romero of San Antonio, Texas, an armed watchstander on the attack submarine USS Columbia, shot three civilian workers Dec. 4 and then turned a gun on himself while the sub is in dry dock 2 for a major overhaul.

“The investigation continues, but there is currently no known motive and no information to indicate the sailor knew any of the victims,” Burton said.

Read more at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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