The FBI is working under the presumption that mass shooting at NAS Pensacola was an act of terrorism that involved a single gunman acting alone.
The shooter was 21-year old Mohammed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was a student naval flight officer at the Naval Aviation Schools Command at NAS Pensacola. During a press conference Sunday morning in Pensacola, FBI Special Agent in Charge Rachel Rojas said most the answers the public wants will not come quickly as the investigation continues, but they will strive to provide the most accurate and timely information available. Rojas said Alshamrani used a Glock Model 45 9mm that was purchased legally. The FBI won’t say yet where the gun was purchased in Florida, but national media has reported it was bought locally under a law that allows for a non-citizen with a hunting license to buy a weapon. [full article]