The killer and at least two of the several victims are dead after shooting in the second Naval base attack this week.
The story is still developing, here’s what we know so far.
Three of the killer’s victims died, plus eleven injured, including two deputies who responded to the incident.
The deputies put the killer down.
The standoff took place in one of the classrooms
My staff and I are closely monitoring reports of a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The shooter is now dead.
Please pray for our military service members, law enforcement, and other first responders as they work to address the situation.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) December 6, 2019
NAS Pensacola is on lockdown right now because of a reported active shooter on the base. Authorities say please stay away.
This video is from a listener who saw police passing him on the highway. pic.twitter.com/GiW7tKsjso
— Andrew McKay (@andrewmckay1620) December 6, 2019
No information is yet available about the killer, other than the fact that he or she is now deceased. We make no assumptions about whether that person was military or a civilian… we just don’t have that information yet.
No connection is being drawn at present to the events on the base in Pearl Harbor earlier this week.
No motive is yet known.
It began around 8am Eastern.
A shooter opened fire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Friday morning in an attack that left two people dead including the assailant. The gunfire prompted a massive law enforcement response to the base, which was locked down.
Area hospital representatives told The Associated Press that at least 11 people were hospitalized.
Five people were taken to Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, hospital spokeswoman Kathy Bowers said. Six more were expected at Ascension Sacred Heart, spokesman Mike Burke said. Neither spokesperson had information on their conditions that they could share with The Associated Press.
Source: Denver Post
Pensacola is best known for being the home of the Blue Angels.