Fatal Florida naval base shooting suspect identified to be from Saudi Air Force

An “active shooter” incident happened at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, USA, at around 6:51am Friday morning (local time), left four people dead and eight others injured.

The shooter, who carried out the attack using a hand gun, was among the four dead, and was killed by sheriff’s deputies at the scene.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the suspect was a Saudi national attending training at the base as part of long-standing Navy program open to US allies.

US Navy Records from mid-November indicate that 18 naval aviators and two aircrew members from Saudi Arabia were training with the US Navy, including a stint at Pensacola.

It was not clear if the suspected shooter was part of that delegation.

This incident was the second deadly shooting at a US military installation this week, in which a sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, fired on three civilian employees on Wednesday (local time). He killed two people before taking his own life.

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