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06 Dec 2019 | 02:53 PM UTC

US: Fatalities confirmed following shooting at military base in Pensacola (Florida state) December 6 /update 1

Four people killed, including suspect, in shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida December 6; investigation ongoing

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Event

Four people were killed, including the suspect, and seven others wounded in a shooting incident at Naval Air Station Pensacola (Florida state) on Friday, December 6. The shooting began around 06:50 (local time) and the suspect was shot and killed at approximately 08:00. The gunman has reportedly been identified as a member of the Saudi Air Force who was in the US for training. An investigation into the incident is ongoing and authorities have not yet released a motive for the shooting as of Friday afternoon (local time). The naval base will remain closed until further notice. 

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions such as road closures are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident.

Advice

Individuals in the Pensacola area are advised to avoid the vicinity of the incident, follow instructions issued by local authorities, and expect disruptions over the coming several hours.