An active shooter was reported Friday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, with the base shutting its gates and issuing a shelter-in-place as authorities descended on the scene.

“Both gates of NASP are currently secured due to reports of an active shooter,” the base posted on its Facebook account.

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An active shooter situation has been reported Friday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

An active shooter situation has been reported Friday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola. (Fox News)

A spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office told the Pensacola News Journal that law enforcement now is trying to eliminate the threat.

Scanner traffic overheard by the newspaper indicated that at least ten people are being sent to local hospitals for treatment.

A spokesman for the base also told the Pensacola News Journal that the incident was first reported around 7 a.m. Friday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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