It’s being reported tonight that three Saudis were caught filming the entire mass shooting this morning by the Saudi national who was killed by deputies:
NY TIMES – A member of the Saudi Air Force armed with a handgun fatally shot three people and injured eight others on Friday morning during a bloody rampage in a classroom building at the prestigious Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., where he was training to become a pilot.
The authorities, led by the F.B.I., were investigating to determine the gunman’s motive and whether the shooting was an act of terrorism.
A United States military official identified the suspect, who was killed by a sheriff’s deputy during the attack, as Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. He was one of hundreds of military trainees at the base, which is considered the home of naval aviation.
Six Saudis were detained for questioning, including the three that were filming the shooting:
Six other Saudi nationals were detained for questioning near the scene of the shooting, including three who were seen filming the entire incident, according to a person briefed on the initial stages of the investigation.
The weapon used by Alshamrani was a 9mm Glock 45:
The gunman was using a locally purchased Glock 45 9-millimeter handgun with an extended magazine and had four to six other magazines in his possession when he was taken down by a sheriff’s deputy, the person said.
If there was any thought that Alshamrani was a jihadi lone wolf just killing to earn his Muslim salvation and take out a few evil westerners, it looks like we can rule that out now. Clearly this was bigger than just a lone wolf attack if there were other Saudis filming the shooting. I mean, seriously, why would they be filming it and how would they even know to film it? It must’ve been coordinated for terrorist propaganda purposes. At least that’s the only conclusion I can draw from this.