Honolulu police officers shot to death

Police: 2 officers shot in Hawaii, home engulfed in flames; gunman at large

A third officer was also injured in the incident in which several houses were set on fire in an affluent area near the base of Diamond Head, a volcanic mountain at the southern tip of the island, KITV News reported.

Two police officers have reportedly been killed and another injured as authorities continue to search for an active gunman in Hawaii.

Witnesses in the area say the fire has spread to at least four other nearby homes in the area, and Honolulu firefighters were staging nearby while waiting for police officials, who have control of the scene, to give the all-clear.

Police units respond to the active shooting in Honolulu where two officers were shot.

"This is an unprecedented tragedy for not only the City and County of Honolulu but the entire state of Hawai'i", Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell tweeted about the shooting.

Sunday's incident is the just the second time in the history of the Honolulu Police Department in which two officers were killed in the same incident.

Several vehicles, including a marked Honolulu Police Department vehicle, were also on fire. Moments later two more officers arrived, and Felix said he then heard two gunshots.

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

"She was screaming, she was like get me out of here", said Ian Felix, who ran to help the woman.

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

Kailua resident John Farmer said the fire spread to his sister's nearby house, which burned down.

"She was really scared of what happened to her because of that person".

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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