Suspect in Pearl Harbor shooting identified as Petty Officer Gabriel Romero

The US sailor who shot up the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard has been identified — and he used his service weapons in the suicidal attack, according to new reports.

Petty Officer Gabriel Romero, 22, used his M4 service rifle in the shooting Wednesday afternoon, killing two civilian employees and wounding a third, according to a preliminary incident report obtained by Fox News.

He then turned his M9 service pistol on himself, the report said.

Sources identified Romero as the shooter to Hawaii News Now.

Romero was a crew member aboard the submarine USS Columbia, which was drydocked at the shipyard for maintenance.

One of the slain victims was identified by his wife Tara Kapoi as Vincent Kapoi Jr., 30., the Associated Press reported.

She said he worked at the shipyard and grew up in Waianae.

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

The third victim, a 36-year-old man, remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Authorities are searching for a motive in the shootings and investigating whether the victims were targeted.

APTOPIX Pearl Harbor Shooting

APTOPIX Pearl Harbor Shooting

Security officers stand guard outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.

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Pearl Harbor Shooting

Pearl Harbor Shooting

Security forces attend to an unidentified male outside the the main gate at Pearl Harbor.

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Pearl Harbor Shooting

Pearl Harbor Shooting

Police redirect traffic from the Makalapa Gate entrance to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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