Three people were shot dead early Friday at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., and the gunman has been identified as a Saudi national, according to three sources familiar with the investigation.
The authorities have not publicly named the gunman, who was killed by a sheriff’s deputy. Capt. Timothy F. Kinsella Jr., the base’s commanding officer, declined to comment on whether the shooting is being investigated as an act of terrorism. The Pensacola base is known to host international students for flight training.
Two deputies were shot, one in the arm and one in the knee, but are expected to recover, the sheriff said. The base employs more than 16,000 military personnel and 7,400 civilians.The New York Times:
- Member of the Saudi Arabian military training at the station.
- Investigators are looking into whether the shooting was terror-related, but it’s still early.
- The FBI has taken over the investigation.
***Trump tweeted about the incident. So far, it’s not been confirmed if Trump asked the King to do
the country him a favor and dig up dirt on any of his political adversaries or opponents. (Respect is earned and Trump hasn’t earned any).