Four people were killed, including a gunman, during a shooting inside a classroom building at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida this morning. Seven other people, including two police deputies, were wounded, but the extent of those injuries is unclear.
The shooting was “an act of terrorism,” Representative Matt Gaetz who represents Pensacola said.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 6, 2019
The gunman who opened fire Friday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, fatally shooting three people, has been identified as an aviation student from Saudi Arabia as investigators are looking into whether the attack is terrorism-related.
The gunman was confronted and taken out by a pair of responding officers. Two people were killed at the scene while a third victim died after being rushed to a local hospital. Seven others suffered injuries and are undergoing treatment, including the two officers, one of whom was shot in the arm and the other in the knee. Both are expected to survive.
“This is a tragic day for the city of Pensacola… we are a military town, our hearts and prayers are connected to all those that serve us every single day,” the city’s mayor, Grover Robinson, told reporters during a press conference Friday. “We will overcome this, but today this is certainly a tragic day.”
NAS Pensacola is home to the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity’s International Training Center, which the Navy says was “established in 1988 to meet the aviation-specific training needs of international officers and enlisted students from allied nations.” More
The shooter was a Saudi aviation student… Like the ones that hit on 9/11? Inviting the enemy inside the gates is always a bad idea.
Kudos to the brave first responders and the deputies who engaged the shooter and took him out, thus saving the taxpayers a bundle. Prayers to the victims, their families, and friends.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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