Saudi Pensacola shooter was left 'infuriated' after instructor nicknamed him 'Porn Stash' in front of classmates

THE mass shooter who murdered three sailors and wounded eight at a US Navy base had been dubbed "Porn Stash", according to a report.

Saudi Air Force's Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21, lodged an official complaint about the embarrassing nickname used by an instructor to mock his moustache.


The gunman was reportedly angry after being nicknamed 'Porn Stash' in lessons, according to the New York Times.

After being offended over the moniker he filed a complaint against an instructor earlier this year.

Alshamrani wrote: "I was infuriated as to why he would say that in front of the class."

The Times reports that the FBI has not linked his nickname to Friday's shooting.

Investigators believe Alshamrani acted alone when he killed three people and wounded eight at a US Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, before being fatally shot by a deputy sheriff, the FBI said yesterday.

But they have yet to determine a motive for the rampage, said Rachel Rojas, special agent in charge of the FBI's Jacksonville office.



Rachel Rojas said investigators are working on the presumption that it was an act of terrorism.

She told Reuters that the pistol he used – a Glock 9mm handgun, which can be used with a magazine holding 33 rounds – was legally bought by the shooter somewhere in Florida.

According to US regulations, it is legal for a foreigner in the US on a non-immigrant visa to buy a gun if certain conditions are met – including if they simply have a hunting license.

There are 80 special agents and scores of other investigators from the Navy and multiple federal agencies working on the case.

HATE FOR AMERICANS

Alshamrani had been on the base as part of a Navy training programme designed to improve links with foreign allies.

After beginning his training in America two years ago, he had been in the Pensacola area for the past 18 months.

Members of Congress representing Florida have blasted the US government for failing to officially label the shooting as a terrorist attack.

They have also demanded more details about what the Saudi government is doing to help the investigation and prevent future violence by members of its military.

A group that tracks online extremism has claimed that Alshamrani appeared to have posted criticism of US wars in predominantly Muslim countries and quoted slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Twitter hours before the shooting spree.

He also allegedly wrote in English that he hated Americans for "committing crimes not only against Muslims but also humanity".

Alshamrani criticised Washington's support for Israel, according to analysis by the SITE Intelligence Group.

Reuters has not verified the authenticity of the account, @M&MD_SHAMRANI, which was suspended by Twitter on Friday.




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