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19 Jan 2020 | 03:13 PM UTC

US: Gunman kills two police officers in Honolulu (Hawaii state) January 19

Gunman kills two police officers in Honolulu (Hawaii state) January 19, with multiple houses reportedly on fire at the scene of the incident; police and fire units responding, with Hibiscus Drive and connecting roads closed for investigation



A gunman reportedly killed two police officers responding to an assault call in the Diamond Head area of Honolulu (Hawaii state) on Sunday morning (local time), January 19. The site of the shootings, reportedly a home on Hibiscus Drive, caught on fire following the shootings and has spread to at least four other nearby houses. Police and firefighters have responded to the incident and are on the scene; Honolulu Police have closed Hibiscus Drive and connecting streets to traffic for a police investigation.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.  


Individuals in Honolulu (Hawaii state) are advised to monitor developments, avoid the incident area, prepare for transportation disruptions in the vicinity of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.