Shooting at Pensacola Naval Base Leaves At Least 3 Dead
It is the second shooting at a U.S. military base this week.
A gunman killed at least three people and injured several others at a Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida on Friday.
The suspect opened fire at the station early on December 6. According to the Navy and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, he was killed after a gunfire exchange with two Escambia County sheriff's deputies. One deputy was shot in the arm and the other in the leg, but both are expected to recover.
The shooter’s motive and whether he was a serviceman are still unknown, The base’s commanding officer Capt. Timothy F. Kinsella Jr. reportedly declined to say whether he was a serviceman, or if he thought the incident was being investigated as an act of terrorism.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tweeted about the incident, saying, “We are actively monitoring the shooting that occurred this morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola. We are receiving updates from @fdlepio Commissioner Swearingen and offering our full support to law enforcement.”
The White House also tweeted that Trump was briefed on the shooting.
This is the second shooting at a U.S. Military base this week. The first happened on Wednesday, when a U.S. sailor shot two civilian employees at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.