Hospital identifies man who survived Pearl Harbor shooting

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec 7th, 2019 @ 3:36pm


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HONOLULU (AP) — A hospital has identified the man who was wounded in Wednesday's shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

Roger Nakamine, 36, is a Department of Defense employee who was working as an apprentice at the shipyard when a sailor opened fire, the Queen’s Medical Center said in a statement.

Gabriel Romero, 22, shot and killed two people — and wounded Nakamine — with his service weapon before taking his own life.

Romero, who was from Texas and enlisted in the Navy two years ago, was dead when authorities responded to the shooting.

He was armed for his job providing security for the fast attack submarine USS Columbia, which is at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for maintenance, officials said.

“My family and I would like to express our gratitude to the first responders and the expert medical staff at Queen’s, as well as to all the friends and extended ohana who have been reaching out to offer their support physically, emotionally and spiritually," Nakamine said in the statement.

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