WORLD Saudi King expresses sorrow over US naval base shooting

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Saudi King expresses sorrow over US naval base shooting

Xinhua

20:38, December 07, 2019

RIYADH, Dec. 7, (Xinhua) - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud expressed sorrow over a deadly shooting in Florida, allegedly carried out by a Saudi military trainee, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday. 

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Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud(File photo: VCG)

The king called the US President Donald Trump on Friday to express his grief over the shooting, saying that he had directed Saudi security services to cooperate with the US authorities in the investigation.

A military student on Friday opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, leaving three American people dead and several others injured. The shooter who was then shot dead by police, the US media said.

The king affirmed that "the perpetrator of this heinous crime" does not represent the Saudi people who respect and appreciate the American people. 

He also extended condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims and wished for a speedy recovery of the wounded. 

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