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US: Florida Naval Air Station shooting leaves 3 dead

7th Dec 2019
US: Florida Naval Air Station shooting leaves 3 dead

By Beyza Binnur Donmez

ANKARA (AA) A Saudi National opened fire at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola in the U.S. state of Florida on Friday, killing three people and wounding  eight, according to the authorities. The shooter, who was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia was also a member of the Saudi military, was shot dead.

“Officials at NAS Pensacola report that active shooter incident occurred Friday morning. 4 people are confirmed dead, including shooter,  as well as multiple injuries,” the base said on its official Twitter page.

Two Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies are credited with neutralizing a gunman who killed three people and wounded at least eight more at Naval Air Station Pensacola

Officials said that the names of the victims will not be released until the next of kin have been notified.

The investigation into the fatal incident remains underway.

Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said: “This is a tragic day for the city of Pensacola.  We’re a military town. Our hearts and prayers are connected to those that serve us every day. And certainly the expectation that this would happen to us here, at home, was unexpected.”

On Wednesday, in a shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii, a sailor shot dead two workers before taking his own life.

Additional report from The Muslim News

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