Pensacola base shooting: Officials say gunman was Saudi airman

A Google maps satellite image shows the Naval Air Station in Pensacola

A Google maps satellite image shows the Naval Air Station in Pensacola

They were both expected to survive. I am proud of him for his service and dedication to his country.

"They are, and this just gets to the question of motivation and always with this president when it comes to the Saudis, when it comes to the Russians, and it starts to get tiresome after a while", Kayyem said.

Timothy Kinsella, the base commanding officer, earlier said he was "absolutely in awe" of the response to the attack. "It's a great relationship between the people of Pensacola and the Navy and the base there".

The shooter opened fire killing at least two people and wounding three, two critically according to the Pensacola News Journal.

Walking through the scene "was like being on the set of a movie", Morgan said.

The base was placed on lockdown, the Navy said, with its gates secured. "There have always been worldwide students training here because it's a good place to train".

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The King of Saudi Arabia called U.S. President Donald Trump Friday after the shooter was confirmed to be a Saudi national.

"The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter", Trump wrote on Twitter. "Our prayers are with the families of the fall and the wounded".

Scott said that he was "extremely concerned by the reports that this shooter was a foreign national training on a USA military base" and that the United States must remain vigilant against such attacks.

"I urge Saudi Arabia to cooperate completely with the investigation".

Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani was a second lieutenant in the Saudi Air Force in training at the site, United States officials say.

It took place across two floors of a classroom building and ended when a sheriff's deputy killed Alshamrani.

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Joshua Watson, who had just graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and looked forward to a military career as a pilot, "saved countless lives. with his own", his brother Adam said in a Facebook post.

"Today has been the worst day of my life". "It was chaos with the ambulances and the police vehicles screaming by with the sirens". I do not know details of the attack at this time, but we know that Joshua was a hero saving his country at the time of his death. "You can't bring a weapon on base unless you're part of the security forces", he said. The facility includes the Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 and 23, the Blue Angels and the headquarters for Naval Education Training Command.

DeSantis said Friday was "one of the darkest days in the base's history".

The Saudi personnel are "hand-picked" by their military and often come from elite families, the person said, speaking to Reuters News Agency on condition of anonymity because they did not have permission to speak to a reporter.

While the shooting happened on the opposite end of the sprawling air base, Edens had no way of knowing that at the time.

"The perpetrator of this heinous crime does not represent the Saudi people, who count the American people as friends and allies", Salman said.

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One of the Navy's most historic and storied bases, Naval Air Station Pensacola sprawls along the waterfront southwest of the city's downtown and dominates the economy of the surrounding area.

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