It’s just been revealed that the shooter at the Pensacola Naval base was a Saudi national there for flight training:
— Matt Zarrell (@MattZarrell) December 6, 2019
Here’s more from ABC:
Four people are dead including the suspect after an active shooting incident at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, police said.
The shooter was a Saudi national in the U.S. for flight training, two law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation told ABC News. Investigators are trying to determine whether the shooting was terror-related or not, the officials said.
The shooting took place at one of the classroom buildings on the base, officials said. Officers with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene and fatally shot the suspect after exchanging gunfire.
Three people, including the shooter, were pronounced dead on scene, police said.
Eight people were injured in the shooting and were transported to Baptist Hospital, a hospital spokesperson told ABC News. One of those transferred to the hospital later died from injuries, police said.
Two officers were among those wounded in the shooting. One officer was shot in the leg and is currently in surgery and the other officer was shot in the arm and is undergoing care at the hospital. They are both expected to survive.
I don’t know the identity or nationality of the shooter from the Pearl Harbor Naval Base on Wednesday, but considering that shooter took his own life, I suspect they were not a Muslim jihadi.
UPDATE: Matt Gaetz says the FBI is taking over the investigation which means they are considering it an act of terrorism:
This was not a murder. This was an act of terrorism. pic.twitter.com/AJfTQOOE68
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) December 6, 2019