Gunman who killed four at US Navy base was Saudi air force member

Two people have been killed and several others are injured after a gunman opened fire at a major US navy base in Florida.

The gunman was shot dead a few minutes after the shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Escambia Sheriff’s spokeswoman Amber Southard said.

Two people were confirmed dead by the navy, and at least 11 were injured, with two in a critical condition.

#UPDATE: A second victim has been confirmed deceased.

— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) December 6, 2019

Base spokesman Jason Bortz said the base is on lockdown and all gates have been closed.

Escambia County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh, who works at the navy base as a civilian contractor, told the Pensacola News Journal he was in line to go through the gate on Friday morning when it was shut down due to the active gunman report.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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