Suspect in deadly shooting at Florida naval base was reportedly a foreign national in the US for training

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US Navy

Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

  • The suspect in a deadly shooting at NAS Pensacola Friday is reportedly a foreign national who was here for training.
  • NBC, citing law enforcement officials, first reported that the suspect was a foreign national, revealing that the suspect was from a Middle Eastern country.
  • The Associated Press then reported that the suspect was a Saudi aviation student.
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The suspect in the deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola on the Florida panhandle was reportedly a foreign national.

The shooter, who killed three and injured seven more, was described as a "foreign national who was here in the United States for training" by NBC's Pete Williams, who cited multiple law enforcement officials. The suspect was said to have come from a Middle Eastern country.
The Associated Press, citing a US official, then reported that the suspect was a Saudi aviation student, adding that authorities are investigating if the incident at the base was terrorism-related.

Friday's active shooter situation began just before 7 a.m Central Time and was resolved about an hour later when local law enforcement neutralized the shooter.

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office has reported four people, including the gunman, were killed in the incident. Three were killed at the crime scene, and one died at the local hospital.

Seven others, including two responding officers, were injured.

The incident comes on the heels of another deadly shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on Wednesday, where a Navy sailor shot and killed two shipyard workers and wounded another before taking his own life.