Update: Three Saudi nationals reportedly filmed the shooting as it unfolded at Pensacola Naval Air Station.
The three Saudi nationals are among six in total who have been detained by US authorities for questioning, according to the New York Times. Their connection to the gunman has not yet been determined.
Earlier — The gunman who killed three and injured eight in a Pensacola Naval Air Station classroom in Florida has been identified- and he’s a Saudi Arabian Second Lieutenant.
Royal Saudi Air Force Second Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani has been identified as the man responsible for the murder of three individuals, carrying out his attack while he attended the pilot training course at the base.
Alshamrani was eventually taken down by two Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies, who were wounded during the shootout.
The US Navy and the local Escambia sheriff’s office said there was no longer an active threat at Naval Air Station Pensacola, but the area remained under lock down as investigators carried out their work.
“Four people are confirmed dead, including the shooter, as well as multiple injuries,” the Navy said in a statement.
The incident comes two days after a sailor shot dead two workers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, before the shooter took his own life. Investigations are still ongoing.
Officials at Pearl Harbor said the annual commemoration events to mark the Japanese attack on the base in 1941, which sparked the US entry into World War II, would go ahead as planned at the weekend.
Popular Military contributed to this report
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