Multiple people are dead, including the suspect, and at least seven people were wounded Friday morning in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
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The shooting was reported around 7 a.m. central time Friday; the suspect died just before 8 a.m., Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Amber Southard said. Two deputies who engaged the shooter were wounded. One was shot in the arm and treated at a local hospital, and one was shot in the knee and was undergoing surgery.
The names of the victims will not be released until the next of kin have been notified, authorities said.
NAS Pensacola, situated in the far western Panhandle, employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel in Escambia County, according to the station’s website. 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.
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