Shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola; at least 2 dead, multiple injured

Pensacola shooting leaves 2 dead plus shooter, many injured

Jason Bortz, the public affairs officer for the Navy base, said the shooting was reported at about 6:30 a.m. local time. The base was still on lockdown at 9 a.m., and it would be closed for the remainder of Friday, with only essential personnel allowed to enter, according to authorities.

Jeff Bergosh, a facilities manager at the base, had just arrived at the front gates when the station was put on lockdown, trapping thousands of workers in their cars outside their workplace.

“It’s been pretty surreal,” Bergosh told MSNBC. “We’re just praying for all the victims.”