Authorities say that a gunman opened fire on police in Honolulu Sunday, killing at least two officers before a large, multi-house fire erupted in the neighborhood. Officers were responding to an assault call in a neighborhood at the base of Diamond Head on Sunday morning when they encountered a man with a firearm who opened fire, striking two officers.
After the shooting, the home where it occurred caught on fire and a total of 12 homes in the area have since been affected by the blaze, with at least five homes being totally destroyed.
Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jeffrey Roache said 50 firefighters were at the scene where gas lines had ruptured and caught fire. Hawaii Gov. David Ige said the entire state was mourning the death of two Honolulu officers killed in the line of duty on Sunday.
“As we express our condolences to their families, friends and colleagues, let us also come together to help and support those who have been forever changed by this tragedy,” he wrote on Twitter.
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