U.S. officials are reportedly investigating terrorism as a potential motive for a shooting at a Florida Naval Station that left four people dead, including the alleged shooter.
The shooting suspect, who is confirmed dead, is an aviation student from Saudi Arabia. Three people were killed and multiple people were injured when the shooter opened fire Friday in a classroom at the Pensacola Naval Station. (RELATED: Three Killed, Suspect Dead In Florida Naval Station Shooting)
BREAKING: A member of the Saudi military training at US Naval Air Station in Pensacola is the suspected shooter in Friday’s incident, according to five US defense officials and another person familiar with the investigation.
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) December 6, 2019
BREAKING: A U.S. official says the suspect in the shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia. Authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related. https://t.co/pq30yOl2Ie
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 6, 2019
The shooting was the second on a naval base in just a few days. Two civilians were killed and one injured at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu on Wednesday when a shooter opened fire on base. The shooter, who was identified as a 22-year-old sailor, killed himself before he could be apprehended.