Breaking News: Pensacola Naval Air Station shooting update

Breaking News: Pensacola Naval Air Station shooting update



The shooter is dead and at least 11 people were hospitalized Friday morning in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Amber Southard confirmed the shooter was dead just before 8 a.m. Friday.

Five patients were accepted to Baptist Hospital, according to spokeswoman Kathy Bowers. Six were accepted to Sacred Heart Hospital.

The shooter was reported sometime around 7 a.m. Friday, Jason Bortz, spokesman for NAS Pensacola, confirmed to the USA TODAY Network.

Both gates were closed and the base was locked down.

Three medical helicopters and EMS were en route.

The reports come two days after a U.S. Navy sailor shot three people, then killed himself at Pearl Harbor.

NAS Pensacola, situated in Escambia County, employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel, according to the station’s website.

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