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Authorities revealed that the shooting attack on Pensacola’s Naval Air Station was being investigated as an act of terrorism after multiple reports.
Three young service members were killed and eight people were injured when 21-year-old 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani of the Royal Saudi Air Force opened fire on the base.
Rachel Rojas, FBI special agent in charge, said at a Sunday news conference that authorities were reported to be probing the identified shooter’s friends to “discern if any possible ideology” was a motivation for the attack.
Reports immediately after the attack said the shooter held a dinner party before the attack to watch mass shooting videos and one of the three students who had attended recorded the shooting, but Rojas did not confirm such reports.
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Authorities revealed that the shooting attack on Naval Air Station Pensacola was being investigated as an act of terrorism after multiple reports revealed disturbing details about the shooter’s possible motives.
“We work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism,” Rachel Rojas, FBI special agent in charge, said at a Sunday news conference reported by multiple outlets, before saying investigators were still trying to determine a motive and cautioning that “investigation has not led us to any information that indicated any credible threat to our community.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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