The shooter inside the US military base in Florida is a Saudi national airline student, and the authorities are investigating a shooting incident at an Air Force base in Pensacola, Florida, that killed 3 people, including the shooter.
A shooter at the Florida military base is a Saudi student
Security sources revealed that the Saudi student who had shot inside a US base in Florida called Mohammed Al-Shahrani. As in the incident that killed 3 people (including the shooter) in addition to 7 others.
BREAKING: A U.S. official says the suspect in the shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia. Authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related. https://t.co/pq30yOl2Ie
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 6, 2019
What was Muhammad Al-Shamrani working at the American base?
The state official said:
The shooter was the rank of second lieutenant in the Saudi army involved in the flight training program at the Pensacola Air Force Base in Florida.
According to the Ministry of Defense:
- Firstly, The shooter started his training in August 2017 and included a training program.
- Finally, He engaged in elementary training for aviation and the basics of air navigation in addition to studying English.
How did Muhammad Al-Shamrani obtain weapons inside the American base?
According to Escambia County Police
Commissioner David Morgan;
As, The weapon in the possession of the shooter was a “pistol”, while it remains unclear how he managed to get him into the base according to the authorities as weapons are not allowed inside the base.
The shooting incident in Florida does not represent the Saudi people
The State Department expressed great sorrow and sadness at the shooting of a Saudi student in Florida. So, it resulting in the death of three and the wounding of a number of American citizens.
As well as, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
The State Department asserts that:
Eventually, the perpetrator of this heinous crime does not represent the Saudi people at all, for whom the American people have respect and appreciation.