Three Sailors killed during NAS Pensacola shooting identified

The three Sailors killed during the active shooter incident at NSA Pensacola have been identified. (MGN)

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The identity of the three Sailors killed during the active shooter incident at Naval Air Station Pensacola have been released.

The identities of the Sailors are:

-Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, Student, Naval Aviation Schools Command, 23, from Coffee,
Alabama.

-Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, Student, Naval Aviation Schools Command, 19, from St.
Petersburg, Florida.

-Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, Student, Naval Aviation Schools Command, 21, from
Richmond Hill, Georgia.

The commanding officer of NAS Pensacola, Captain Tim Kinsella, released a statement saying:
“The sorrow from the tragic event on NAS Pensacola will have a lasting impact on our installation and community. We feel the loss
profoundly and grieve with the family and friends of the deceased. The Sailors that lost their lives in the line of duty and showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil. When confronted, they didn’t run from danger; they ran towards it and saved lives. If not for their actions, and the actions of the Naval Security Force that were the first responders on the scene, this incident could have been far worse.”

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