At least two Honolulu police officers were reportedly shot in a fiery incident on the southeast end of the Hawaiian island. The officers were taken to a nearby hospital in extremely critical condition and both died in the hours following the incident, law enforcement sources told Hawaii News Now. Videos of the scene near the Diamond Head area show several police cars gathered near at least one massive fire as shots rang out. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
At least two Honolulu police officers were reportedly shot and killed Sunday morning on the southeast end of the Hawaiian island, according to multiple local reports. Law enforcement sources told Hawaii News Now that after firefighters and police responded to the scene of a shooting, two officers were taken to a nearby hospital in extremely critical condition and later died. Authorities were reportedly gathered in the Diamond Head area of the island when an unspecified incident on Hibiscus Drive set off gunshots as videos of the scene showed a massive fire. Hawaii News Now added that after a shooting was reported, the home believed to be the scene of the incident went up in flames as gunshots rang out either inside or near the house and several vehicles appeared to also be on fire. A video posted to YouTube by Hawaii's Star-Advertiser shows a cluster of police cars with shots ringing out in the direction of a house that appears to be on fire.
A picture posted on Twitter by local reporter TJ Horgan showed thick smoke could be seen from a distance. Horgan also wrote that according to the local police scanner, three houses were on fire.
Scanner talk: 3 houses on fire near Hibiscus Ave in Diamond Head area. Scanner talk says this is connected to recent officer shooting @KITV4 pic.twitter.com/SMdNoSOCCa — TJ Horgan (@TJHorganTV) January 19, 2020
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