A member of the Saudi Arabian military, visiting the United States for training aboard the Pensacola Naval Air Station, reportedly opened fire in a classroom building on Friday morning, killing three and injuring a number of others. The injured, which included two Sheriff’s Deputies, who were wounded engaging the shooter, were rushed off to nearby hospitals. One deputy was hit with a round in the arm; the other took a bullet to the knee. Both are expected to survive their injuries.
The shooter, who appears to have been a pilot, was killed at the scene.
Thus far, it remains unclear whether the three victims were service members or civilians.
“Walking through the crime scene was like being on the set of a movie,” said Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan. “This doesn’t happen in Escambia County. This doesn’t happen in Pensacola. So now we’re here to pick up the pieces.”