An unidentified shooter opened fire on multiple people Friday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola, killing at least two people, authorities said.
The shooter is dead, as well as two other victims while unknown number of injured people were transferred to local hospitals,” the U.S. Navy has confirmed.
Officials with Baptist Hospital in Pensacola say they have admitted five patients, and will provide an update on their conditions later in the day. Sacred Heart Hospital spokesperson Mike Burke confirmed that they are anticipating three patients in their trauma center, but the situation is constantly changing.
No information on the gunman has been provided by the Navy. It is still an active scene on the base and a search of buildings is being conducted.
The air station is on lockdown. The base’s Facebook page posted an alert of an active shooter on Friday morning. It reads, “Both gates of NASP are currently secured due to reports of an active shooter. More information will be provided as it becomes available,”
This is the second shooting to occur on a U.S. Navy base this week.
On Wednesday, a sailor opened fire at a U.S. Navy shipyard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, killing two civilian shipyard employees and wounding another before dying from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a Navy spokesman..
Naval Air Station Pensacola is a United States Navy base located next to Warrington, Florida. The base employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel, it is also home to the Blue Angels flight demonstration team, and the National Naval Aviation Museum.
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