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Pensacola shooting
« on: December 07, 2019, 12:54:40 AM »
3 dead and several injured in shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola
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By Amanda Watts, Dakin Andone and Scottie Andrew, CNN

Updated 11:40 AM ET, Fri December 6, 2019

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/06/us/pensacola-naval-station-lockdown/index.html

(CNN)For the second time in two days, a deadly shooting unfolded at a US Navy base Friday when a gunman killed at least three people and injured several others at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

The shooter was also killed after two deputies exchanged gunfire with him, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan told reporters in a news conference.

Eight people were taken to Baptist Health Care, including one who died, said Chief Deputy Chip Simmons. The deputies who confronted the shooter also suffered gunshot wounds -- one in the arm and one in the knee. Both are expected to survive.

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Re: Pensacola shooting
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2019, 12:11:59 PM »
Saudi national who shot 11 people at Pensacola Naval Air Station was taking aviation classes
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By Dakin Andone, Barbara Starr and David Shortell, CNN

Updated 9:48 PM ET, Fri December 6, 2019

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/06/us/pensacola-naval-station-lockdown/index.html

(CNN)The gunman in a deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida was a second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian military involved in flight training at the station, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Friday.

Officials are looking into whether the shooting was terror-related as a possible motive, but it's still early in the investigation.
Three people were killed in the shooting and at least eight others were injured and taken to a hospital, authorities said.
Two law enforcement sources told CNN the shooter, who was killed, has been identified as Saudi Arabian national Mohammed Alshamrani.

The gunman started his training in August 2017 as part of a three-year program. He was taking classes in basic aviation, initial pilot training and English, according to a spokesperson for the assistant to the Secretary of Defense.

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Re: Pensacola shooting
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 11:04:19 AM »
Gunman’s behavior changed after trip to native Saudi Arabia, friends say
By Souad Mekhennet, T.S. Strickland and Joby Warrick
Dec. 9, 2019 at 4:22 p.m. PST

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/gunmans-behavior-changed-after-trip-to-native-saudi-arabia-friends-say/2019/12/09/a37857d4-1ad4-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Saudi air force trainee who killed three classmates at a Florida Navy base last week was a gifted student whose personality appeared to change after a trip to his native country this year, acquaintances and officials familiar with the case said Monday.

Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani was described as “strange” and “angry” in the weeks leading up to Friday’s shooting rampage, but schoolmates and other acquaintances said he showed no outward sign that he was preparing to open fire inside a classroom building where he had been training to become a military aviator. The shooting, which also left eight people injured, is being treated by the FBI as a possible terrorist attack.

“He looked like he was angry at the world,” said the owner of an Indian restaurant that Shamrani and several other Saudi students regularly patronized between classes. The man, like several other businesses owners, spoke on the condition that neither his name nor the restaurant’s name be revealed, citing fears of a backlash from customers.

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Re: Pensacola shooting
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 11:06:22 AM »
Saudi Gunman Legally Purchased Pistol Used In Pensacola Air Station Attack
December 9, 20196:02 PM ET
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https://www.npr.org/2019/12/09/786506626/saudi-gunman-legally-purchased-pistol-used-in-pensacola-air-station-attack

The Glock handgun that was used in Friday's shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola was purchased legally in the U.S., the FBI says. Mohammed Alshamrani, a Saudi national, used the weapon to kill three sailors and wound eight more people.

Alshamrani was "a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was a student naval flight officer at Naval Aviation Schools Command" in Pensacola, according to Rachel Rojas, special agent in charge of the Jacksonville Field Office.

The FBI is investigating the case as an act of terrorism. The agency says Alshamrani bought the 9mm Glock model 45 pistol in Florida.

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According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, foreign nationals who are in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant visa are forbidden from possessing a gun or ammunition unless they meet one of several exceptions. Those exceptions allow for someone with "a valid hunting license or permit, admitted for lawful hunting or sporting purposes, certain official representatives of a foreign government, or a foreign law enforcement officer of a friendly foreign government entering the United States on official law enforcement business."

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