DEVELOPING: Florida Gunman Who Killed 3 Was a Saudi Flight Student, FBI Probing Possible Terror Links

Originally published at: DEVELOPING: Florida Gunman Who Killed 3 Was a Saudi Flight Student, FBI Probing Possible Terror Links | Sean Hannity

The gunman who opened fire at a Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida was reportedly a Saudi Arabian national in the US for flight training.

“The gunman who opened fire Friday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, fatally shooting three people, has been identified as an aviation student from Saudi Arabia as investigators are looking into whether the attack is terrorism-related,” reports Fox News.

We're learning a Saudi Arabian military member in Pensacola committed these murders.

I'm working with the @DeptofDefense, @StateDept, and @DHSgov to ensure there's extreme vetting for people who come to our country and train on our bases. pic.twitter.com/LUhSE6UAHO

— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) December 6, 2019

“The gunman was confronted and taken out by a pair of responding officers. Two people were killed at the scene while a third victim died after being rushed to a local hospital. Seven others suffered injuries and are undergoing treatment, including the two officers, one of whom was shot in the arm and the other in the knee. Both are expected to survive,” adds Fox.

Just received a full briefing on the tragic shooting at NAS Pensacola in Florida, and spoke to @GovRonDeSantis. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this difficult time. We are continuing to monitor the situation as the investigation is ongoing.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019

 

“This is a tragic day for the city of Pensacola… we are a military town, our hearts and prayers are connected to all those that serve us every single day,” the city’s mayor, Grover Robinson, told reporters during a press conference Friday. “We will overcome this, but today this is certainly a tragic day.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Source: Fox News