Active Shooter NAS Pensacola

4 dead including shooter

Associated Press
December 06, 2019 - 11:24 am
First responders arrive at NAS Pensacola following Active shooter incident at Naval base on Friday.

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The US Navy is confirming that a shooter is among the dead, after gunfire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola.

Area hospital representatives tell The Associated Press that at least 11 people were being treated.

The local Sheriff says 4 are dead and 7 injured, including 2 sheriff's deputies, at Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting in Florida.

The base remains locked down amid a huge law enforcement response. The naval station employs thousands of people and sprawls along the Pensacola waterfront.

An AP Source says the shooter was a Navy sailor who was undergoing counseling and  was unhappy with commanders. 

This is the second fatal shooting at a U.S. naval base this week. A sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two before taking his own life.

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