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Pensacola Naval Air Station shooting: What we know so far

This image shows the entrance to the naval station
The Pensacola Naval Air Station main gate on Dec. 06 in Pensacola, Florida. Photo: Josh Brasted/Getty Images

At least three people were killed on Friday by a Saudi Arabian aviation student at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida, per the AP.

The latest: The shooter, identified as a second lieutenant training to become a pilot, acted alone and did not have ties to international terrorist groups, per an initial assessment from intelligence and counterterrorism officials, according to the New York Times. He was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy responding to the attack.

Mass shootings as international incidents

Pensacola Naval Air Station
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Saudi Arabia's government is in damage control mode after one of its citizens killed three Americans on Friday at a U.S. naval air station in Pensacola, Florida.

The state of play: King Salman called President Trump to "express his sorrow and grief," the Saudi embassy said in a statement on Friday. President Trump said in a tweet that Salman told him the shooter "in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people."