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Shooting at Naval Air Station Leaves 3 People and Suspect Dead, Authorities Say — What to Know


A reported shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola left three people and the suspect dead Friday, authorities said. This happened soon after another incident in which a Navy sailor allegedly opened fire at a base across the country at Pearl Harbor.

Here’s what we know about the new incident in Pensacola, Florida.

1. Three Victims and One Suspect Dead

Navy officials at first announced Friday morning that two people and the suspect were confirmed dead.

The Naval Air Station had been put on lockdown because of the incident, officials said.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed that the suspect was dead, and that there was no longer an active shooter situation.

Officials later confirmed the death of a third victim.

2. Local Politicians Respond

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) and U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Florida, 1st District) said they were keeping an eye on the situation.

3. At Least 7 People Injured.

At least seven people were reported injured.

4. The Motive Remains Unclear

The motive behind this incident remains unclear. The suspect has been identified as an aviation student from Saudi Arabia. He was reportedly receiving military training at the station.

Update – December 6, 12:56 p.m.: We added reported information on the suspect.

1:13 p.m.: Added information about a third fatality.

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