Johnson And Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press on July 17, 2015.
Authorities gave no details on how the gunman was killed.
A woman who says she witnessed the shooting in Chattanooga says she heard a barrage of gunfire near one of the two military facilities that were attacked. He was Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who was living in Hixson. Police have not said if the shooter was killed by police or killed himself. Gina Mule said she heard “Pow, pow, pow!” around 10:50 a.m. ET. He attended Red Bank High School, where he was a wrestler, and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in electrical engineering. No other information is known about him.
He said four Army personnel were in the office at the time.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Below is a statement from U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) on the shooting at a Marine recruitment center in Chattanooga. The first shooting happened around 10:45 a.m.; the attacks were over within a half-hour. The official was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. The gunman was also killed.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified the gunman as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24.
The incident is being investigated as an “act of domestic terrorism”, officials said. The suspect, who is believed to be from the area, had numerous weapons, officials said at the news conference. They confirm a shooting at their recruiting facility on Amnicola.
Dozens of police cars enroute. Islamic State supporters called for “lone wolf” attacks against perceived enemies during this year’s Ramadan at the beginning of the holy month.
The names of the dead were not immediately released.
President Barack Obama has been briefed by his national security team on the shooting involving two military sites in Tennessee.
Other ISIS supporters and affiliated accounts also praised the shooter, calling the killings a successful ISIS operation. 1st Class Robert Dodge, 36, the center leader for U.S. Army recruiting at the center.
He and his colleagues then got on the ground and barricaded themselves in a safe place.
Nicholas Donahue, an employee at Desktop Solutions, said there were two groups of four to eight shots. Doors and glass were damaged at the neighbouring Air Force, Navy and Marine offices, he said.
Gunfire rang out on Thursday in several locations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, including a joint US military recruiting city, and an officer was hit in the shootings, authorities and local media said.