Governor: 2 police officers die after Hawaii shooting

Police officer killed, another injured in shooting in Honolulu

Hawaii's governor says two police officers have died after a shooting in Honolulu on Sunday.

Police sources have identified the suspect as Jerry Hanel, and it's believed he has died. Those flames spread quickly to several nearby homes as firefighters weren't able to gain access.

"My prayers and thoughts are with the families of the Honolulu Police Department officers who were killed and all who were injured during the Diamond Head incident today-my heart aches for all who are involved", Pine said, according to the Star-Advertiser.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell called the incident an "unprecedented tragedy" on Twitter.

A witness at the scene said emergency crews were seen performing CPR on an officer immediately after the shooting.

Several homes went up in flames in Diamond Head on Sunday following a shooting that left two officers dead.

Honolulu police spokeswoman Michelle Yu says more than one officer taken to hospital in critical condition.

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Dozens of local police officers, including police chief Susan Ballard, were seen arriving to the local hospital in waves as the victims were transported away from the scene.

Vehicles, including a Honolulu Police vehicle, were also burning.

The fire at the home has since spread to four neighbouring homes and a parked police vehicle.

Video from the scene also appeared to include the sound of gunfire from within the home as it burned.

A youth tennis tournament near Kapiolani Park was canceled because of the nearby shooting.

This story is developing.

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