Two police officers have died after a shooting in Honolulu on Sunday, Hawaii’s governor said.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that officers responded to an assault call when they encountered a male with a firearm, who then opened fire, striking two officers.
“Our entire state mourns the loss of two Honolulu Police officers killed in the line of duty this morning,” Governor David Ige said in a statement quoted by The Associated Press.
The neighborhood where the shooting occurred is at the far end of the Waikiki Beach between the Honolulu Zoo and the famed Diamond Head State Monument. The area would be packed with tourists and locals, especially on a weekend.
“We grieve with HPD and other first-responders who put their lives on the line to keep us safe,” said Council-member Kymberly Marcos Pine, according to AP.
A home the suspected gunman was believed to be inside caught fire and was quickly engulfed by flames. The fire at the home has since spread to two neighboring homes and a parked police vehicle.
The Honolulu Fire Department was battling the blazes. No arrests have been made.
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