Pensacola Naval Air Station shooting: Gunman who shot 11 was taking aviation classes

Pensacola Naval Air Station shooting: Gunman who shot 11 was taking aviation classes

- The gunman in a deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida has been identified as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani

- Three people lost their lives and no fewer than eight others were injured in the deadly shooting

- The gunman who was a second lieutenant in the Saudi Air Force was killed after two deputies exchanged gunfire with him

- President Donald Trump said he has spoken with the King of Saudi Arabia

Three people were killed in a deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. The gunman who carried out the shooting was a second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian military involved in flight training at the station, according to the US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

The shooter who has been identified as Saudi Arabian national Mohammed Alshamrani used a handgun and was killed after two deputies exchanged gunfire with him, two law enforcement sources told CNN.

According to report, the gunman started his training in August 2017 as part of a three-year program. He was said to be taking classes in basic aviation, initial pilot training and English.

At least eight people were injured and have been taken to the hospital for treatment.

Also, the deputies who confronted the gunman also suffered injuries and are both expected to survive.

Investigations are ongoing to determine whether the shooting was terror-related as a possible motive.

Naval Air Station Pensacola employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel, according to the base's website.

The US president, Donald Trump has reacted to the incident. According to him, he has spoken with Saudi King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud who expressed "deep sadness and sorrow" over the incident.

This is coming a few months after twenty people were killed and 26 injured in a mass shooting at a Walmart store in Texas city of El Paso, USA. The incident was described as one of the most deadly in the history of shooting in Texas by Governor Greg Abbott.

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