PENSACOLA, Fla. – Navy officials released the names Saturday night of the three aviation students killed in Friday’s shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
These are the names of the three victims killed:
- Airman Mohammed Hathaim, student, Naval Aviation Schools Command, 19, from St. Petersburg, Florida
- Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, student, Naval Aviation Schools Command, 23, from Coffee, Alabama
- Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, student, Naval Aviation Schools Command, 21, from Richmond Hill, Georgia
At least eight others were injured as a result of the gunfire.
Injured victims include 27-year-old Ryan Blackwell, a Navy airman and assistant high school wrestling coach, who was shot in his right arm and in his pelvis. His intestines were severed by ricocheting bullets, he told the Pensacola News Journal.
Two of the injured were Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies, who were shot while engaging the active shooter. One of the deputies has been released from the hospital, while the other remains in the hospital recovering.
An NAS Pensacola officer was also injured in the shooting, authorities said Saturday.
The shooter opened fire sometime before 7 a.m. Friday and was killed by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies shortly afterward.
An Emergency Family Assistance Center was established Saturday and will reopen at the Fleet and Family Service Center. FFSC will have counselors there to support witnesses, friends, family and base residents. They can be contacted at 850-452-5990.
NAS Pensacola is open to mission essential personnel only through the weekend. Families who live on base will have access to the base and their homes. The National Naval Aviation Museum and Barrancas National Cemetery are closed to visitors until further notice.