UPDATE: US official: Pensacola shooting suspect was Saudi student

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UPDATE: Dec. 6, 11:54 a.m.

A U.S. official says the Florida Naval station shooting suspect was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia and authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related.

Military from around the globe attend the Naval Air Station in Pensacola.

The shooter opened fire in a classroom building on Friday morning. The attack that left four people dead, including the assailant, and multiple people wounded.

The shooting was the second at a U.S. Navy base this week.


UPDATE: Dec. 6, 10:14 a.m.

Three people were killed and multiple others injured, including two law enforcement officers.

Two officers were injured in an exchange of gunfire with the shooter.

Sherrif David Morgan said, “Walking through the crime scene was like being on the set of a movie.”

A statement from nearby Baptist Hospital said the hospital received eight patients. Their conditions were not immediately clear.

Jason Bortz, the public affairs officer for the Navy base, said the shooting was reported at about 6:30 a.m. The base was still on lockdown at 9 a.m., and it would be closed for the remainder of Friday, with only essential personnel allowed to enter, according to authorities.

President Donald Trump has been briefed on the shooting and is monitoring the situation, the White House said.

It is the second shooting at a U.S. military facility this week.


PENSACOLA (NEXSTAR) — The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says the active shooter on NAS Pensacola is dead.

Military officials were working on an active shooter situation at NAS Pensacola. Pensacola Police Public Information Officer Mike Wood confirmed that PPD is assisting.

Officials with Baptist Hospital say they have admitted five patients.

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