Old Capitol to be bathed in blue following Pensacola shooting
The Old Capitol will be bathed in blue to honor the victims of the NAS Pensacola shooting.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Navy veteran, announced the move on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

The Old Capitol building is being lit blue in a show of solidarity with those affected by last week’s shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Navy veteran, announced the move on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

The gesture is in addition to the Governor ordering flags at half-staff through Dec. 13 at all local and state buildings, installations and grounds throughout the state.

The Dec. 7 shooting left four people dead and eight injured, including two Escambia County sheriff’s deputies, one of whom killed the shooter.

The perpetrator was a member of the Saudi military who was receiving flight training at the naval base The FBI is investigating the shooting as an act of terrorism.

In the wake of the shooting, the Pentagon has restricted other Saudi military flight students to classroom training.

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