WHAT WE KNOW: Four dead, eight wounded in shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola

Published: Dec. 6, 2019 at 1:43 PM CST
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Friday morning shots were fired inside a military classroom at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The shooting suspect is an aviation student from Saudi Arabia.

The shooter and three victims are dead and eight people, including two Escambia County Sheriff's Deputies, are injured. Some of those injured were still in surgery Friday afternoon. Several Law Enforcement officials have told NBC News that the shooter was Mohammed Alshamrani.

In a press conference Friday afternoon, Governor Ron DeSantis said Alshamrani was not a United States military member, but was studying aviation at NAS Pensacola and was from Saudi Arabia.

"Given this was a foreign employee in a foreign service, and there will be time to do this, but obviously the government of Saudi Arabia needs to make things better for these victims. They're going to owe a debt here," Governor DeSantis said.

Governor DeSantis has spoken with President Trump on the situation, and says the president offers his thoughts and prayers.

Officials from different agencies said they are not releasing a lot of information at this time but confirmed how many people were hurt and killed as well as the shooter was using a hand gun.

Commanding Officer Captain Tim Kinsella said weapons are not authorized on the base.

When asked about foreign students studying at the base, Captain Kinsella said the base has always had international students. He said the International Training Service cross trains with allied countries.

This story continues to develop and we will update you as we learn more. Scroll below for previous updates to this story.


UPDATE 12/06/2019 11:53 a.m.:

WASHINGTON (AP) - US official: Naval Station shooting suspect was Saudi aviation student; authorities investigating if terrorism-related


UPDATE 12/06/2019 11:12 a.m.

We received a statement from the Naval Support Activity Panama City, the Navy Station in Panama City Beach, on the shooting in Pensacola.

"First and foremost, It was [a] horrific incident that has occurred at NAS Pensacola. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured this morning.

"Naval Support Activity Panama City has increased its security posture and there may be delays at the gate. Everyone is asked to adjust their schedules accordingly. As a matter of policy we do not discuss specific active security measures."


UPDATE 12/6/2019 9:26 A.M.

According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Navy is reporting that a second victim is dead in addition to the shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.


UPDATE 12/6/2019 8:21 A.M.

According to the Associated Press, at least 11 people have been taken to hospitals after a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola.



The Escambia County Sheriff's Office confirmed the active shooter suspect is dead.


An active shooter was confirmed at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is currently on scene. There's no word on injuries at this time.

This is a developing story. We will continue to update you as we receive more information.

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Posted by WJHG-TV on Friday, December 6, 2019