Terror Attack? Saudi Arabian Military Pilot Trainee is Reported Gunman in Deadly Mass Shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station

Numerous reports about the mass shooting Friday morning at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida that left three killed and several wounded have identified the gunman, also reported dead, as a Saudi Arabian military pilot trainee. The reports say federal investigators are looking at terrorism as a motive.

AP excerpt: “A U.S. official says the Florida Naval station shooting suspect was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia and authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related…”

CNN: “A member of the Saudi military training at US Naval Air Station in Pensacola is the suspected shooter in Friday’s incident, according to 5 US defense officials and another person familiar with the investigation,
@barbarastarrcnn and @davidgshortell report”

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NOTE: This article will be updated.

President Trump tweeted a statement and condolences. He said he received a full briefing on the shooting, but did not mention specifics, “Just received a full briefing on the tragic shooting at NAS Pensacola in Florida, and spoke to @GovRonDeSantis. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this difficult time. We are continuing to monitor the situation as the investigation is ongoing.”

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), whose district encompasses NAS Pensacola, posted a video statement:


UPDATE: Suspect IDed: “NEW: Pensacola shooter identified as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, @CBSDavidMartin confirms”

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