Shooting occurred at a US naval base: there are dead and wounded
Shooting occurred at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, which killed four people, including a suspect, writes ABC News.
The police reacted to the report of the shooting at the naval base at 6: 51 on Friday morning. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the FBI also responded to the shooting.
According to officials, the shooting occurred in one of the educational buildings at the base. Escambia County Sheriff’s officers arrived at the scene, who after a shootout mortally wounded the suspect.
Three people, including the shooter, were declared dead at the scene, police said. Eight people were injured. They were taken to a Baptist hospital, a spokeswoman for the hospital said.
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According to police, one of those who was sent to the hospital later died.
Among the wounded are two officers. One employee received a gunshot wound in the leg, and another in the arm. Both must survive.
"Running around the crime scene was like shooting a movie," Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan told reporters, adding that "the threat was neutralized, the city is protected."
The base security and naval investigative services are currently investigating. The names of the victims will not be revealed until they have notified the next of kin.
ATF and the FBI will assist local authorities in the investigation. The US Attorney's Office will also attend.
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According to Captain Timothy Kinsella, NAS Pensacola Commander, the base will be closed until further notice and all personnel will leave the facility.
What is known about the shooter
According to the latest information, the cadet from Saudi Arabia, who had an internship here, was the shooter. Authorities are investigating whether lethal shooting is related to terrorism.
Officials did not name the shooter and refused to describe the features of his training.
President Trump is informed of the "tragic shooting" and also spoke with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
“My thoughts and prayers with the victims and their families during this difficult time,” Trump wrote. “We continue to monitor the situation as the investigation continues.”
Pensacola NAS employs more than 16 000 military personnel and 7 400 civilians, according to the database website. This facility includes the command of the naval aviation schools, the airborne technical training center, the support group and the 21 and 23 marine aviation training group, the Blue Angels, and the headquarters of the naval education training command.
This is the second shooting incident at a naval base over the past week. Military officials said the 22-year-old sailor opened fire on three civil servants, killing two, and then shot himself at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard near Honolulu. The suspect shot his M4 service rifle and then used his M9 service pistol to commit suicide.
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