The FBI on Saturday night officially identified the suspect in a Friday shooting at a naval air base in Florida as a Saudi Royal Air Force second lieutenant.
The FBI’s Jacksonville branch told The Hill in an email that the shooter was Mohammed Alshamrani, 21.
The organization described him as a “2nd LT in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was a student naval flight officer of Naval Aviation Schools Command.”
The FBI is not currently aware of any additional threats to Pensacola.
Three people and the shooter were killed and several additional people were injured in a shooting Friday at the air base.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantis FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Overnight Defense: Suspect in Pensacola shooting identified as Saudi aviation student | Trump speaks with Saudi king after shooting | Esper denies considering 14K deployment to Mideast Suspect in deadly Pensacola air station shooting a Saudi national MORE (R) has previously said that the person was part of the Saudi Air Force.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpPence: It’s not a “foregone conclusion” that lawmakers impeach Trump FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Trump calls Warren ‘Pocahontas,’ knocks wealth tax MORE told reporters Saturday that he spoke with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and that “they are devastated in Saudi Arabia” over the incident.
He said that the king will be “involved in taking care of families and loved ones.”
The Associated Press reported Friday that officials were investigating whether the incident was terrorism-related, but Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark Esper FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant US defense secretary can’t label US base attack ‘terrorism’ at this point Sunday talk shows: Lawmakers gear up ahead of Monday’s House Judiciary hearing MORE said Saturday that he is not characterizing the attack as terrorism “at this time.”
Officials have previously said that the gunman was at the base for aviation training. Following that news, Florida Sen. Rick Scott (R) has called for a review of military programs to train foreign nationals.