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Florida's Old Capitol Goes Blue After Pensacola Shooting

The Florida Historic Capitol is lit blue to stand with the Pensacola community following last fatal shooting at NAS Pensacola.
The Florida Historic Capitol is lit blue to stand with the Pensacola community following last fatal shooting at NAS Pensacola.

Florida’s Old Capitol is going blue to support the Pensacola community after the fatal shooting last week at Naval Air Station Pensacola. 

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday he has ordered the historic building to be bathed in blue light nightly through Sunday.

“Home of the @BlueAngels, @NASPCOLA is important to the identity of our state,” DeSantis tweeted on Thursday.

“I’ve requested the Florida Historic Capitol be lit blue from December 9-15 to honor and stand with the Pensacola community following last week’s tragedy.”

Mohammed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force studying at Pensacola's Naval Aviation Schools Command, killed three U.S. sailors before being killed by an Escambia County sheriff’s deputy.

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