UPDATE 2:30 p.m.

A shooting at a Naval base that left four people dead (including the shooter) and eight others injured was carried out by an aviation student. Identified as a citizen of Saudi Arabia by Gov. Ron DeSantis, authorities refused to disclose the shooter's name at a press conference Friday afternoon.

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said two of his deputies exchanged gunfire with the man just before 7 a.m. at a classroom at the base, resulting in the shooter's death. The two deputies were injured but expected to recover.

The names of the victims will not be released until 24 hours after the next of kin have been notified.

NAS Pensacola is still closed for oncoming traffic.

UPDATE 1:05 p.m. The suspect who opened fire at NAS Pensacola on Friday morning used a handgun, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said during an afternoon press conference.

The sheriff said that four people are confirmed dead, including the shooter, and eight more are injured.

The shooting suspect at NAS Pensacola was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia, the Associated Press is reporting.

The AP is reporting that authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related.

ACTIVE SHOOTER: UPDATE
The names of the victims will not be released until 24 hours after the next of kin have been notified.
NAS Pensacola is still closed for oncoming traffic. Corry Station is open for all regular traffic. Keep checking back here for updated information.

— NAS Pensacola (@NASPCOLA) December 6, 2019

UPDATE 11:50 a.m. The shooting suspect at NAS Pensacola was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia, the Associated Press is reporting.

The AP is reporting that authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related.

UPDATE 11:10 a.m. A spokesman for NAS Pensacola confirmed that the base is still on lockdown and said the number of injured is expected to rise as the day goes on.

Four people, including the shooter, are still confirmed deceased.

UPDATE 10:45 a.m.: Corry Station, a naval training installation a few miles northwest of NAS Pensacola, has been placed on lockdown as a precaution. Personnel are sheltering in place until the lockdown is lifted.

Corry Station is open for regular traffic.

UPDATE 9:45 a.m.: Sheriff David Morgan has confirmed that four people are dead following a shooting at NAS Pensacola Friday morning, including the shooter.

Total injured, including deceased, are 11, according to Morgan. Seven patients are currently being treated at Baptist Hospital.

Two ECSO deputies are among those injured and are hospitalized. One was shot in the arm and one was shot in the knee. The deputy who was shot in the knee is undergoing surgery.

The shooting happened in a classroom building, with the first report coming to ECSO at 6:51 a.m.

UPDATE 9:25 a.m. While NAS Pensacola spokesmen have confirmed six injured or dead, Navy Hospital officials report additional patients were transported to their hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Baptist Hospital also released a statement confirming they have received eight patients. Staff are working with Navy personnel to communicate with family members.

The latest: Four dead (including the shooter), 8 additional taken to hospital injured https://t.co/uelrNtULs8

— Annie Blanks (@AnniePNJ) December 6, 2019

UPDATE 9:07 a.m. Maj. Andrew Hobbs with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said two deputies were shot while confronting the active shooter suspect on Friday morning.

The deputies were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Additional ECSO deputies engaged the active shooter and shot and killed him, according to Chief Deputy Chip Simmons.

UPDATE 9 a.m. Sailors on base report the shoot was inside Building 663.

UPDATE 8:35 a.m. Six total victims have been confirmed following an active shooter incident at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning.

Two victims, as well as the shooter, have been confirmed dead. Two additional victims have suffered critical injuries. An additional victim has suffered non-critical injuries.

The Navy base will be closed all day Friday.

UPDATE 8:20 a.m. Two victims are confirmed dead, in addition to the shooter, after a shooting was reporter about 6:30 a.m. Friday.

There are three additional injuries, according to Jason Bortz, spokesman for NAS Pensacola.

Two confirmed dead. Two with critical injuries. One with non-critical injury. Shooter also dead. https://t.co/ShCXA3JPqL

— Annie Blanks (@AnniePNJ) December 6, 2019

UPDATE 8:10 a.m. Reports say the shooting took place near Radford Road on base.

UPDATE 8:03 a.m. Sacred Heart Hospital has confirmed they're expecting six patients from the active shooter situation on NAS Pensacola. Not all of the patients have arrived yet.

Baptist Hospital has received five patients so far.

St. John's Catholic School, located outside the front of the base, has been closed due to the lockdown.

UPDATE 7:50 a.m. The active shooter at NAS Pensacola has been confirmed dead.

ECSO spokeswoman Amber Southard confirmed the shooter was dead just before 8 a.m. Friday.

Baptist Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Bowers confirmed the hospital has accepted five patients related to the active shooting.

UPDATE 7:30 a.m.: A spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office confirmed that authorities are working to "take down" an active shooter on base at NAS Pensacola.

Amber Southard, spokeswoman for the ECSO, said little information is available at the moment, but shots have been fired on base and a heavy law enforcement presence is there to eliminate the threat.

Scanner traffic for Escambia County Fire and Rescue indicated ten patients are being transported to local hospitals.

Three medical helicopters are in route and several military ambulances have also been seen in the area.

ORIGINAL STORY: An active shooter has been reported at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Jason Bortz, spokesman for NAS Pensacola, confirmed to the News Journal that an active shooter was reported sometime around 7 a.m. Friday. Both gates are closed and the base is on lockdown.

Navy officials and law enforcement are currently investigating the report and are asking members of the public to stay away from base.

We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

Annie Blanks can be reached at ablanks@pnj.com or 850-435-8632.