Four Dead, Including Gunman, Seven Injured in Pensacola Naval Air Station Shooting

Brenda Watkins
December 7, 2019

A shooter was killed after opening fire at a United States naval base in Florida on Friday, officials said, with local media reporting several people had been injured.

Naval Air Station Pensacola is seen in an aerial view in Pensacola, Florida on August 14, 2012.

Little information was immediately available about the incident at the military facility in Florida.

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office confirmed in a Facebook post that a suspect was killed following an active shooter situation.

The delegation came under a Navy program that offers training to US allies, known as the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity.

During a press conference held earlier in the day, the local sheriff department refused to release details about the alleged shooter killed after injuring seven individuals and killing three others, particularly when questions of terrorism were involved. The shooter was then killed by responding officers.

Five people have been taken to Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, said hospital spokeswoman Kathy Bowers.

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In a statement, King Salman condemned the shooting as a "heinous crime" and said Saudi security services were working with USA agencies to try to uncover the cause.

Naval Air Station Pensacola is located in western Florida near the border with Alabama.

One was shot in the knee by the shooter and the other was shot in the shoulder, and both are expected to make a full recovery, according to CNN.

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According to its website the naval airbase employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel.

Her husband, whom she declined to identify, later told her he was OK. On Wednesday, a USA sailor killed two civilians and himself at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii. Base security and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are now investigating. It's home to the Blue Angels flight demonstration team, and includes the National Naval Aviation Museum, a popular regional tourist attraction.

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