AP UPDATE: 2 Filipinos among 3 dead in Pearl Harbor shooting

Via @INQdotnetUSA AP UPDATE: 2 Filipinos among 3 dead in Pearl Harbor shooting

7.12.2019

Via INQdotnetUSA AP UPDATE: 2 Filipinos among 3 dead in Pearl Harbor shooting

Fil-Hawaiian among 3 dead in Pearl Harbor shooting UPDATE: Roldan Agustin, 49, originally from Laoag City, Philippines was also shot dead. ADVERTISEMENT HONOLULU Military officials said Friday at a news conference that no motive had been identified yet for the shooting but that there’s no evidence of domestic terrorism. They said the isolated attack, witnessed …

“We will forever remember Roldan to be humble and honest, and a generous and patient man,” the statement said.

“We don’t know what happened,” she said Thursday, asking for privacy.

“He was a good boy, I know that. Took care of his mom when she was sick,” Sista Kahiamoe said. “He was really good.”

Jamie Hiranaka, president of the union representing the three workers, said they were all inspectors who checked welding and other work.

Mass shootings and gun violence are rare in Hawaii. The state had the lowest gun death rate among U.S. states in 2017, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The islands have strict firearms laws, including a ban on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines.

HONOLULU — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the storied military base.

“We have not heard of anyone canceling plans to attend the event due to security concerns and want the public to know that it will be a safe, fun and enjoyable day for everyone,” Blount said.

Romero’s job was to stand watch and provide security for 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.

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, a town on the west side of Oahu.

William Kahiamoe said Vincent Kapoi followed his father into civilian work at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

“He was very giving, very generous and willing to sacrifice a lot,” Vu said. “He was one of the good guys out there.”

The union, the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 121 Hawaii, issued a statement Thursday saying it was doing everything possible to help workers get through the shooting.

Mass shootings and gun violence are rare in Hawaii. It had the lowest gun death rate among the states in 2017, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The islands have strict firearms laws, including a ban on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines.

Read more: Inquirer

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