A lone gunman identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing at least four Marines and wounding a soldier and a police officer. , officials said. Abdulazeez was also killed.
According to federal agents, there were two scenes of the shooting -- one at a Naval Operation Support Center and an Armed Forces Recruiting Center that houses an Army and Marine recruiting office. All of the deaths and injuries are believed to have occurred at the Naval Operation Support Center.
US attorney Bill Killian said the attack is being investigated as 'act of domestic terrorism.'
In a statement, the White House said, “The president has been briefed by his national security staff on the Chattanooga shooting, and will continue to get updates as warranted.”
"Today, the Navy and Marine Corps team collectively mourn the loss of four heroes.
"The tragedy in Chattanooga is both devastating and senseless. On behalf of the entire Department of the Navy family, I offer my deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wounded in service to our nation during this incident."
"While we expect our Sailors and Marines to go into harm's way, and they do so without hesitation, an attack at home, in our community, is insidious and unfathomable," Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in a statement.
An eyewitness has new information on the shooting incident at a Navy reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.