Reports of an active shooter at Naval Air Station In Pensacola, Florida
UPDATE: The Escambia County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that an active shooter is dead following an incident at NAS Pensacola.
"7:48 a.m.- The ECSO can confirm there is no longer an active shooter on NAS Pensacola. The shooter is confirmed dead."
Breaking: Per ABC News, there have been several reports of an active shooter at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.
The Escambia County Sheriffs Office is reporting that as of 7:15 AM, there an active shooter opened fire at the Naval Air Station Pensacola base. As of this writing, there have been reports of injuries.
The base posted a message on Facebook informing that access gates to the base have been closed. The US Navy tweeted that they are following the situation at the base.
The US Navy wrote to their 1.2 million followers: "#BREAKING: We are aware of reports of a possible active shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola. More information to follow."
In an update, they wrote: "#UPDATE: NAS Pensacola is on lockdown."
Baptist Hospital has confirmed that they are receiving patients from the active ongoing incident.
Writing on their official Facebook page in the last hour, the NAS Pensacola said:
"*** Alert ***
"Both gates of NASP are currently secured due to reports of an active shooter. More information will be provided as it becomes available."
In addition, a Twitter account dedicated to traffic updates in the Pensacola area posted the following:
"Stay away from Gulf Beach Hwy at Navy Blvd. A mass shooting has occurred at NAS Pensacola with multiple wounded. A very large emergency response with medical helicopter en route."
More on this breaking story as it becomes available...