Friday, December 6, 2019

NAS Pensacola shooter IDd

The shooter who was shot to death after he killed three people at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday has been identified by multiple news outlets as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Saudi Air Force. The foreign aviation student was shot by an Escambia County deputy. Authorities are trying to determine if the morning shooting in a large school complex at the base was terrorism-related. NAS Pensacola is a key training facility for the Navy, and is called the "Cradle of Naval Aviation." Parts of the base look like a college campus, including Building 633 where the shootings occurred. The base is where 60,000 members of the Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard receive training each year in multiple aviation-related technical fields. Students at the base include a couple hundred from U.S. partner nations, including Saudi Arabia. (Sources: multiple, including AP via Miami Herald, NBC News, ABC7 News, WEAR-TV, 12/06/19) Previous