FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant

 FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant
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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 DeSantisRon DeSantisPolice called after Florida moms refuse to wear face masks at school board meeting about mask policy Officials: Florida man changed Gov. DeSantis's address, delaying him from voting Voting rights groups warn of problems in Florida MORE (R) has previously said that the person was part of the Saudi Air Force

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden 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 EsperOvernight Defense: Trump campaign's use of military helicopter raises ethics concerns | Air Force jets intercept aircraft over Trump rally | Senators introduce bill to expand visa screenings Trump campaign event use of Marine Corps helicopter raises ethics questions The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Smart or senseless for Biden to spend time in Georgia, Iowa? 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.