Active shooter reported at Naval Air Station Pensacola

Active shooter situation at NAS Pensacola: report

Gates at Naval Air Station Pensacola ‘secured’ after reports of active shooter

The gunman, who was in pilot training at the U.S. base, killed three people and wounded a number of others before he was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola early on Friday.

Authorities say a shooter is dead after opening fire on multiple people Friday at the Naval air station in Pensacola.

Eleven people were shot all together, including two sheriff's deputies who were the first to respond, one of whom killed the gunman, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said.

Family members of base personnel are anxious for news of their loved ones amid the lockdown at the base, a center for training Navy and Marine Corps aviators and also the hub for the Navy's education command that oversees professional training. The suspect was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies, it was reported.

Morgan said his department received a call at 6:51 a.m.

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Four people are dead, including the suspect, and seven people were wounded Friday morning in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

The U.S. Navy said in a tweet that the base was on lockdown.

Eight people were taken to Baptist Health Care, including one who died, said Chief Deputy Chip Simmons.

Both gates were closed, the Naval station said on Facebook.

White House press secretary Judd Deere said President Donald Trump "has been briefed on the shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station. and is monitoring the situation".

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"We're a military town", Pensacola Mayor Grover C. Robinson IV said, adding that the community's "hearts and prayers" are with those affected by the attack.

The shooting came two days after an sailor opened fire at employed at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard near Honolulu, Hawaii.

There are no official reports yet of how many people may have been hurt in the apparent attack; local media report medical evacuation helicopters were sent to carry up to 10 people from the base.

Pensacola Police spokesman Mike Wood has confirmed that police responded to the active gunman.

The Pensacola base, near Florida's border with Alabama, is a major training site for the Navy and home to its aerobatic flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels.

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