Suspected Gunman in Pensacola Naval Station Shooting a Saudi National



The suspect in the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida on Friday is reportedly a Saudi Arabian national. 

Three people have been killed, including the shooter, and at least eight others injured. 

An investigation is ongoing as to whether the incident was terror-related. 

CNN reports,

The gunman in a deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida was a second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian military involved in flight training at the station, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Friday.

Three people were killed in the shooting and at least eight others were injured and taken to a hospital, authorities said.

Two law enforcement sources told CNN the shooter, who was killed, has been identified as Saudi Arabian national Mohammed Alshamrani.

Investigators are looking into whether the shooting was terror-related as a possible motive, but it's still early in the investigation.

President Trump was briefed on the incident and reportedly spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud. 

He said on Twitter, "The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people."

Original story:

Three people have been killed and several injured after a shooter opened fire at a naval air station in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday.

The shooter is among the reported dead.

CNN reports,

The shooting is over, the Escambia County, Florida, Sheriff's Office said, and the shooter is dead.

Baptist Health Care received at least five patients from the shooting, according to spokeswoman Kathy Bowers, who had no information on their conditions.

Naval Air Station Pensacola employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel, according to the base's website. Many families also live there, said retired Rear Adm. John Kirby, CNN's military and diplomatic analyst, who was once stationed there.

US Navy tweeted that the “active shooter is deceased” and that an “unknown number of injured people [are] being transferred to local hospitals.”

The base remains on lockdown, according to a statement by the Navy.

“There was an active shooter incident at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida this morning. The base remains on lockdown. The shooter is confirmed deceased, and two additional fatalities are confirmed," the statement reads. "Multiple injured personnel have been transported to local hospitals. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement agencies."

ATF and FBI have responded to the scene, ABC News reports

Fox News reports that at least 11 are being treated at local hospitals.

This story is developing. Further details to come.

The shooting comes just two days after a 22-year-old active-duty sailor opened fire and killed two civilian personnel and himself at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii on Wednesday.

The motive for the Pearl Harbor shooting remains unknown. The incident is under investigation by Base security and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

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