For the second time in two days, a deadly shooting has occurred at a US Navy base leaving at least three people dead and several others injured.
Three people including the suspected shooter were killed and seven others were injured on Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, said the Escambia County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting was over and the shooter was killed but the base remained on lockdown, according to a Navy spokeswoman.
“Multiple injured personnel have been transported to local hospitals. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement agencies,” Lt. Cmdr. Megan Isaac said in a statement.
The injured seven people were being treated at Baptist Hospital, WEAR TV reported.
On Wednesday, a Navy sailor shot and killed two civilian employees and injured another at the historic military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, before taking his own life. The shooter died from “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound”, the officials said.
The Pensacola base is a major training site for the Navy and home to its aerobatic flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels. Naval Air Station Pensacola employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel, according to the base’s website.