A U.S. official has identified the shooter at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola as a Saudi Arabian aviation student. Authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related. The shooting was the second at a U.S. Navy base this week. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan says 11 people were shot in Friday’s attack, four of whom died, including the shooter. Base commander Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr. says the base will remain closed until further notice.
A shooter opened fire in a classroom building at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday morning in an attack that left four people dead, including the assailant, and multiple people wounded. The shooting — the second at a U.S. Navy base this week — prompted a massive law enforcement response and a lockdown at the base.
Eleven people were shot all together, including two sheriff’s deputies who were the first to respond, one of whom killed the shooter, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said. One of the deputies was shot in the arm and the other in the knee, and both were expected to recover, he said.
Shot at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida
The authorities responded after gunfire had been reported at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning.
The authorities responded to reports of gunfire at Pensacola’s Naval Air Station in Florida on Friday morning, said Amber Southard, an information officer from the sheriff’s office of Escambia County.
The station is located in Escambia County on the Gulf Coast of Florida and employs more than 16,000 military personnel, according to its website.