The suspect in a shooting that left four people, including the shooter, dead at Florida’s Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning has been identified as an aviation student and member of the Saudi air force. According to reports, the suspect was in the U.S. for training. In addition to the victims killed in the attack, eight others were wounded. The names of those killed and injured have not yet been released. This is the second shooting at a U.S. Naval facility this week.
“Our entire Navy and Marine Corps team is struck and deeply saddened by the attacks within our own naval family over the past several days, at Little Creek, Virginia, last week, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Wednesday, and today in Pensacola, Florida,” said Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly. “These acts are crimes against all of us. … It is our solemn duty to find the causes of such tragic loss and ceaselessly work together to prevent them.”
More than 16,000 military personnel and 7,400 civilians are employed at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The FBI is investigating the attack.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.