Saudi shooter believed to have acted alone in US Navy base rampage: FBI

PENSACOLA, Florida: Investigators believe a Saudi Air Force lieutenant acted alone on Friday (Dec 6) when he killed three people and wounded eight at a US Navy base in Pensacola, Florida before being fatally shot by police, the FBI said on Sunday.

Rachel Rojas, special agent in charge of the FBI's Jacksonville office, said the shooter used a Glock model 45 9mm handgun that he had purchased legally in Florida.

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"We currently assess there was one gunman who perpetrated this attack and no arrests have been made in this case," Rojas, the lead investigator on the case, said at a news conference.

"We are looking very hard at uncovering his motive and I would ask for patience so we can get this right," she said.

Authorities confirmed the suspect was a member of the Royal Saudi Air Force who was on the base as part of a U.S. Navy training program designed to foster links with foreign allies.

The FBI identified him as Second Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21.

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