Two sheriff’s deputies who stopped a gunman Friday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola were injured in the shooting that killed four people and injured several others.
Authorities said the suspect was among the four people killed. Seven others, including the two deputies, were injured and taken to the hospital.
The names of the suspect or the victims have not been released.
NAS Pensacola is located in Florida’s western Panhandle and employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel.
The shooting happened just two days after a U.S. Navy sailor shot three people and killed himself at Pearl Harbor.
Here’s what we know.
How many people were injured at NAS Pensacola?
Four people, including the shooter, were confirmed dead, authorities said in a press conference Friday morning. Seven were injured.
Eight patients were accepted to nearby Baptist Hospital. One died there. Three people died on the base.
The names of the victims will not be released until the next of kin have been notified, the U.S. Navy said in a statement.
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When did the shooting happen?
The shooting began around 6:30 a.m. central time Friday and was reported around 7 a.m., authorities said.
Who is the shooting suspect?
Authorities have not publicly identified the suspect and could not say if they were a member of the military.
The suspect died just before 8 a.m. central time, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Amber Southard said.
What is NAS Pensacola?
NAS Pensacola is located in Escambia County. Home of the Blue Angels, the air station is also the primary training base for all U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard officers pursuing designation as Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers.
Where on the base was the shooting?
The shooting happened on two floors of a classroom building near Radford Road on base. Both gates were closed and the base was locked down.
Navy officials and law enforcement are investigating the report and ask members of the public to stay away from the base.
The Navy base will be closed all day Friday.
Who else was affected?
St. John’s Catholic School, located outside the front of the base, has been closed due to the lockdown.
Corry Station, a naval training installation a few miles northwest of NAS Pensacola, has been placed on lockdown as a precaution. Personnel are sheltering in place until the lockdown is lifted.
How are lawmakers reacting?
“This is a tragic day for the city of Pensacola,” said Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson. “We’re a military town. Our hearts and prayers are connected to those that serve us every day. And certainly the expectation that this would happen to us here, at home, was unexpected.”
Various lawmakers reacted to the shooting on Twitter.
Vice President Mike Pence wrote that he was “praying for the victims & their families.”
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz said in a video that he was “deeply saddened” by the shooting.
“NAS Pensacola is a huge source of pride for all of northwest Florida. It is the home of naval aviation. It is the home of the Blue Angels,” Gaetz said. “In our home, this is who we are. This is what we love.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wrote that he was deploying Florida’s Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator to coordinate mental health resources for families impacted by the shooting.
U.S. Senator from Florida Rick Scott thanked first responders.
“Please pray for everyone impacted by this horrible situation,” U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio wrote.