Two police officers die after Hawaii shooting, Hawaii governor says

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Hawaii’s governor says two police officers have died after a shooting in Honolulu on Sunday.

Smoke billows through the streets after a shooting in Honolulu, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that officers had responded to an assault call when they encountered a male with a firearm, who then opened fire, striking two officers. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that officers were responding to an assault call near the base of Diamond Head when they encountered a male with a firearm, who then opened fire, striking two officers.

A home the suspected gunman was believed to be inside has been engulfed by flames.

No arrests have been made.

The neighborhood where the shooting occurred is at the far end of the Waikiki Beach between the Honolulu Zoo and the famed Diamond Head State Monument.

The area would be packed with tourists and locals, especially on a weekend.

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