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Report: Suspect In Pensacola Naval Base Shooting Wrote 'The Countdown Has Started' 4 Months Before Attack

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Suspect In Pensacola Naval Base Shooting Wrote 'The Countdown Has Started' 4 Months Before Attack: Report

Three people were killed in the shooting and eight others injured.

By Josh Margolin, Aaron Katersky and Ella Torres

 New details have emerged in the deadly shooting at a Florida naval base, including a cryptic message that the suspect wrote just months before the attack, according to a federal report obtained by ABC News.

Mohammed Alshamrani, 21, a second lieutenant in the Saudi Air Force who authorities say killed three people and injured eight others after opening fire at the Naval Air Base Pensacola last week, wrote the phrase "the countdown has started" on Sept. 11, 2019 with no further explanation, according to a Joint Intelligence Bulletin released Friday.

The post was written about four months before the Dec. 6 shooting, according to the report.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/suspect-pensacola-naval-base-shooting-wrote-countdown-started/story?id=67733495