Posted on December 6, 2019

4 Dead in Shooting Incident at Pensacola Naval Base; Suspect Was Saudi National, Officials Say

Matt Zarrell et al., ABC News, December 6, 2019

Four people are dead including the suspect after an active shooting incident at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, police said.

The shooter was a Saudi national in the U.S. for flight training, two law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation told ABC News. Investigators are trying to determine whether the shooting was terror-related or not, the officials said.


The shooting took place at one of the classroom buildings on the base, officials said. Officers with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene and fatally shot the suspect after exchanging gunfire.


Eight people were injured in the shooting and were transported to Baptist Hospital, a hospital spokesperson told ABC News. One of those transferred to the hospital later died from injuries, police said.

Two officers were among those wounded in the shooting. One officer was shot in the leg and is currently in surgery and the other officer was shot in the arm and is undergoing care at the hospital. They are both expected to survive.


Officials did not release any details about the shooter.


[Editor’s Note: The perp’s name is Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, and he’s a member of the Saudi Air Force. This article has more details.]