A new report has potentially shed light on the motives of the Saudi gunman who opened fire on and murdered three people at a naval training center in Pensacola Florida.
The shooter, Mohammed Saeed al-Shamrani who was a second lieutenant in the Saudi Airforce, apparently became ‘infuriated’ and lodged a formal complaint after one of his instructors nicknamed him ‘pornstache.’
As The Daily Mail reports:
Saudi Royal Air Force Second Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed al-Shamrani lodged a complaint in April against the instructor who gave him the nickname, in reference to his mustache, in front of 10 other students, according to The New York Times.
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‘I was infuriated as to why he would say that in front of the class,’ al-Shamrani wrote in his complaint.
The FBI declined to comment on the incident. Investigators do not believe that the incident had any connection to Friday’s shooting, the Times reported.
But they are coming under increasing pressure to deliver answers on the motive behind the shooting at the U.S. Navy base on Friday morning.
The FBI has said that the incident will now be investigated as a potential act of terror.