Shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola; at least 5 taken to hospitals

Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.Google

“Both gates of NASP are currently secured due to reports of an active shooter,” the naval base reported.

A naval base in Pensacola, Florida, was on lockdown Friday morning after reports of an active shooter, with at least five people transported to local hospitals, authorities said.
The shooter has been confirmed dead, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Jason Bortz, the public affairs officer for Naval Air Station Pensacola, said reports of a shooting began at 6:30 a.m.

“Both gates of NASP are currently secured due to reports of an active shooter,” said a post on the station’s Facebook page. Escambia County Sheriff spokeswoman Amber Southland told NBC News an active shooter was on the base.

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