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Active shooter killed on Pensacola's Naval Base, home of the Blue Angels

The Escambia Sheriff's Office reports three other people were killed, 7 more injured.
Credit: AP Photo/Ben Margot
U. S. Navy Blue Angels fly during practice Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, over San Francisco.

PENSACOLA, Fla. — For the second time in three days, an active shooter has opened fire on a Navy base. 

This morning someone shot and killed at least three people at Pensacola's Naval Air Station before an Escambia Sheriff's deputy fired on the shooter, killing them.

According to the sheriff's office, there were 7 other people injured. Two of those wounded were deputies. 

On Wednesday, a man killed two people before taking his own life at U.S. Navy shipyard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.

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The Florida naval base, known as NASP, is referred to as "The cradle of Naval aviation," according to military.com.

The facility is known for its training fields and programs which are used to train all branches of the military, the Coast Guard, other agencies and foreign allies, according to the air station's website

Established as the first Naval Air Station commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1914, NASP graduates nearly 60,000 students a year from its training program. 

The base is the home of the Education and Training headquarters and staff of the Naval Command. It has 10 different training programs and is probably best known as the home of the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron.  

The identity of the shooter is not yet released, nor are the names of the people shot.

RELATED: US Navy: 4 people dead, including shooter, at Naval Air Station Pensacola

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