6 more Saudis detained in NAS Pensacola shooting; 3 seen videoing attack

by Adam Ford · Dec 7th, 2019 8:58 am

The Pensacola shooter's I.D. card

Six Saudis were detained for questioning Friday in connection with the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola that left four dead, including the Saudi shooter, and injured seven. Three of the six were seen videoing the entire attack, the New York Times reports.

The gunman was identified Friday as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a Saudi national and member of the Saudi Arabian military who was in the U.S. for aviation training.

The shooting is being investigated as a possible terror attack.

Rep. Matt Gaetz from Florida said, "This was an act of terrorism":

Alshamrani opened fire in a classroom building Friday morning before being shot down by two officers with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, both of whom sustained gunshot wounds and are expected to make full recoveries.

President Trump said Friday that Saudi King Salman called him to "express his sincere condolences."


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