A Saudi national is the suspected gunman in deadly shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station

By Dakin Andone, Barbara Starr and David Shortell, CNN

Updated 7:19 PM ET, Fri December 6, 2019

(CNN) 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 local 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 Donald Trump has spoken with the King of Saudi Arabia about the shooting, 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,” the president said.

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Article URL : https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/06/us/pensacola-naval-station-lockdown/index.html

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