Pensacola shooter dead– At least three people — including the gunman — are dead Friday in a shooting at a military base in Florida that left several others injured, according to the US Navy.
Shots rang out sometime around 7 a.m. at Naval Air Station Pensacola, which was immediately placed on lockdown.
Around 7:45 a.m., the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Facebook that the shooter was dead.
In tweets, the US Navy said two victims were also confirmed dead and that an “unknown number of injured people were being transferred to local hospitals.”
The gunman was shot and killed by deputies at the base, according to Channel 3 News.
Major Andrew Hobbs, of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, told the Pensacola News Journal that a pair of deputies were shot while confronting the gunman. They were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The White House said President Trump has been briefed on the situation.
The fatal incident comes just two days after an active-duty sailor opened fire at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii, killing two and wounding a third before turning the gun on himself.
Source: New York Post