The NAS shooting on Friday morning was carried out by a Saudi Aviation student. The FBI is investigating whether there is a terror link to the gunman.
Update: Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the suspect in the Pensacola shooting, is a Saudi Arabian military member.
“The government of Saudi Arabia needs to make things better for these victims. They are going to owe a debt here given that this is one of their individuals…Anyone who serves in the Navy knows that this is a special place, Naval Air Station Pensacola. All these brave warriors who wear the wings, they come through here for flight training. And so this is a dark day for a very great place.” Florida Gov Ron DeSantis during a press conference
“NAS Pensacola is home to the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity’s International Training Center, which the Navy says was “established in 1988 to meet the aviation-specific training needs of international officers and enlisted students from allied nations.”
“Immersing international students in our U.S. Navy training and culture helps build partnership capacity
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