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Gunman dead after opening fire at US Navy base in Florida: Navy

At least one person was killed on Friday when a gunman opened fire at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, a US Navy base in Florida. the US Navy said.

The gunman is also dead, the Navy tweeted. 

A “unknown number of injured people [are] being transferred to local hospitals,” the Navy added. 

The circumstances of the incident remained unclear.

Amber Southard, a sheriff’s spokeswoman, said there was a gunman on the base in Florida’s Panhandle. Within a few minutes, her office said in a statement that “the shooter is confirmed dead”. The statement did not provide further information. It was followed up with a tweet by the Navy. 

On Wednesday, a sailor shot three civilians at the historic Pearl Harbor military base in Hawaii, killing two of them before taking his own life.

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Article source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/gunman-dead-opening-fire-navy-base-florida-navy-191206140438074.html

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