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.
#UPDATE: Active shooter is deceased.
One additional fatality has been confirmed. Unknown number of injured people being transferred to local hospitals.
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) December 6, 2019
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.