FLORIDA—A mass shooting transpired at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, December 6 at approximately 6:30 a.m., leaving four people dead.
Timothy Kinsella Jr, the Commander at Naval Air Station Pensacola, stated in a media briefing that the initial call of an active shooter came in at around 6:30 a.m. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Station responded to the call where they engaged in a confrontation with the gunman, whose name has yet to be released to the public. Two of the officers who confronted the suspect were injured while exchanging gunfire with the suspect and were taken to a local hospital.
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan spoke during the media briefing where he indicated that one officer was undergoing surgery after being shot in the knee, while the other was recovering from a shot to the arm. Morgan informed the public that the suspect was neutralized by one of those responding officers and the base will be closed until further notice as the shooting is still under investigation.
A total of eight were injured during the shooting. The shooter has been identified as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21, of Saudi Arabia.
“Walking through the crime scene was like being on the set of a movie,” said Sheriff Morgan while describing the walkthrough of the area.