NAS Pensacola shooting suspect Saudi gunman identified (News).
President Trump has responded to the deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Four people, including the shooter, were killed and as many as 10 wounded. The shooter is reportedly a member of the Saudi Arabia Air Force who was in the U.S. for training.
Citing sources, NBC News identified the shooter as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani.
The shooting suspect at Naval Air Station Pensacola has been identified by the AP as an aviation student from Saudi Arabia. Authorities are investigating if the shooting, which killed four people and wounded as many as 10 more, was terrorism-related.
NAS Pensacola is used as a training facility by military around the world.
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said three people were killed during at Friday morning shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The shooter, who has not been identified, was also killed at the scene.
Two Escambia County deputies were wounded after encountering the shooter. One was shot in the knee, the other in the arm. Both are expected to recover, Morgan said.
At least seven others were injured.
The shooting occurred in one of the classroom buildings, according to installation commander Capt. Timothy F. Kinsella Jr.
Kinsella said reports of the active shooter first came in about 6:30 a.m. Deputies received their first call about 6:50 a.m. and were on scene within minutes.
The FBI, ATF and Navy are working with local law enforcement to conduct the investigation. The base remains closed until further notice.
The U.S. Navy confirms the active shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola is dead. Two additional fatalities are reported and as many as 10 others are injured.
The Navy originally reported one person was killed by the shooter. That number was raised to two around 8:45 a.m. CT Friday morning. Officials have only confirmed an “unspecified” number of injuries.
The White House said President Trump has been briefed on the situation. The president has not issued a statement but has retweeted news reports about the incident.