Official: Pensacola shooter was Saudi aviation student

8 months 5 days 8 hours ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 1:53:00 PM CST December 06, 2019 in News
Source: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP)- Two U.S. officials have identified the shooter at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola as a second lieutenant in the Saudi Air Force.

The officials say authorities are investigating whether Friday's attack was terrorism-related. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose information that had not yet been made public.

Base commander Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr. says the shooter was an aviation student, but would not comment on his nationality or potential links to terrorism.

The shooting was the second at a U.S. Navy base this week. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan says 12 people were shot, four of whom died, including the shooter. 

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