TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Pointing to “the senseless act of violence,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday ordered that flags be flown at half-staff for a week to honor victims of a shooting a Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Flags will be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings throughout Florida until sunset on Dec. 13.

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“We are praying hard for the victims and families impacted by today’s shooting at NAS Pensacola,” DeSantis said in a prepared statement.

“As a Navy veteran, today hits especially close to home. NAS Pensacola is a special place and these brave warriors who wear the wings come here for flight training to protect and serve our great nation.”

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Three people were killed and eight others were wounded early Friday when a gunman opened fire at the base, according to authorities.

The alleged shooter, a Saudi national who was a trainee with the Saudi Arabia Air Force, was killed by a sheriff’s deputy, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said.

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