3 dead, including suspect, in shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida; at least 11 hospitalized - UPDATED - 2

3 dead, including suspect, in shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida; at least 11 hospitalized - UPDATED - 2
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Three people are dead, including the suspect, and at least 11 people were hospitalized Friday morning in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, APA reports citing USA Today.

The shooting was reported around 7 a.m. central time Friday; the suspect died just before 8 a.m., Escambia County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Amber Southard said. 

At least two other people were confirmed dead, said Jason Bortz, spokesman for NAS Pensacola.

Five patients were accepted to Baptist Hospital, according to spokeswoman Kathy Bowers. Six were accepted to Sacred Heart Hospital.

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The shooter is dead and at least 11 people were hospitalized Friday morning in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, APA reports citing USA Today. 

Escambia County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Amber Southard confirmed the shooter was dead just before 8 a.m. Friday.

Five patients were accepted to Baptist Hospital, according to spokeswoman Kathy Bowers. Six were accepted to Sacred Heart Hospital.

The shooter was reported sometime around 7 a.m. Friday, Jason Bortz, spokesman for NAS Pensacola, confirmed to the USA TODAY Network.

Both gates were closed and the base was locked down.

Three medical helicopters and EMS were en route.

St. John's Catholic School, located outside the front of the base, has been closed due to the lockdown. 

 

The reports come two days after a U.S. Navy sailor shot three people, then killed himself at Pearl Harbor.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Twitter that he was monitoring the situation.

***17:50

Jason Bortz, spokesman for Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, has confirmed to the USA Today outlet that an active shooter was reported at 7 am Friday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The administration of the naval base has turned to Facebook to inform that the access gates of the base have been closed.

"Both gates of NASP are currently secured due to reports of an active shooter. More information will be provided as it becomes available", noted administration.

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