Terror in Chattanooga
A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military centers in Chattanooga Thursday, killing four Marines, injuring a police officer and a Marine recruiter, and critically injuring a Navy sailor, authorities said.
The gunman was killed after a shootout with police at the second facility, authorities said. It was not immediately clear whether police killed him or he killed himself.
The gunman was identified as Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24. He was a naturalized U.S. citizen from Kuwait, a federal official said.
“It is incomprehensible to see what happened and the way individuals who proudly serve our country were treated,” Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said.
Authorities offered no immediate information on a motive. Bill Killian, the top federal prosecutor for eastern Tennessee, said the attack was being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism.
At an 11 p.m. press conference, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam called Chattanooga “a great city with a broken heart.” Officials offered little more information about the incidents, except to say that the gunman used multiple weapons to carry out the attacks, and that no public safety concerns remained.