UPDATE (10:49 a.m. ET): Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz shares an update regarding where the shooting occurred, and shares a bit about the Pensacola community. According to the congressman, the shooting occurred at the schoolhouse right in the center of campus where the naval pilot students come to learn about naval aviation.
“NAS Pensacola is a huge source of pride for all of Northwest Florida,” Gaetz said. “It is the home of naval aviation. It is the home of the Blue Angels.”
That's why their "hearts break today."
UPDATE (9:49 a.m. ET): A second person has been confirmed killed.
UPDATE (9:31 a.m. ET): Florida lawmakers are closely monitoring the situation.
Just spoke to commanding officer of Naval Air Station Pensacola. We are in close contact with all the relevant officials & closely monitoring events. Please pray for everyone impacted by this horrible situation.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 6, 2019
UPDATE (9:12 a.m. ET): The U.S. Navy has confirmed there is one additional fatality.
#UPDATE: Active shooter is deceased.— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) December 6, 2019
One additional fatality has been confirmed. Unknown number of injured people being transferred to local hospitals.
UPDATE: The shooter is dead. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office confirms the individual was shot and killed by deputies at the base.
Five people are currently being treated at the hospital following a shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida, where the shooter opened fire around 7 a.m. on Friday. The base is currently locked down.
#BREAKING: We are aware of reports of a possible active shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola.— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) December 6, 2019
More information to follow.
The Pensacola Naval Air Station employs more than 16,000 military personnel.
This is the second shooting at a naval base this week. On Wednesday, a U.S. sailor opened fire at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and wounded three civilian employees before killing himself.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated accordingly.