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US to send home some Saudi military students after shooting

Posted: 5:11 AM, Jan 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-13 05:11:47-05
US to send home some Saudi military students after shooting

Mohammed Alshamrani. (FBI via AP)

More than a dozen Saudi military students could be removed from a military training program after an investigation into a deadly shooting by a Saudi aviation student at a Florida navy base last month.

That’s according to a U.S. official who spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Saudi Air Force officer, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, opened fire at the naval base in Pensacola, killing three U.S. sailors and injuring eight other people.

The Justice Department has been investigating the incident as an act of terrorism.