PENSACOLA, Fla. — A man whose dream came true to enroll in the United States Naval Academy to serve his country reportedly was among three people killed in the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Joshua Kaleb Watson, a 2014 graduate of Enterprise High School in Alabama, died in the Friday shooting, according to WTVY-TV.
He served as squad captain of the school's rifle team and joined the school's Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, National Honor Society and the French Honor Society.
Watson dreamed of attending the Naval Academy, the station reports, and he did just that -- even being named to the Commandant's and Dean's Lists.
WDHN-TV reports, citing family, Watson was shot several times but was able to escape the shooter, telling first responders where to go. He was taken to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.
The family says he died a hero, WDHN says.
Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, an aviation student from Saudi Arabia, is identified as the shooter, CBS News' national security correspondent David Martin reports. The shooter opened fire with a handgun in a classroom building, killing three people and injuring 12 more.
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