Chattanooga Marines Shooting

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Updated July 20, 2015 – Over the weekend, Abdulazeez’s family released a statement that said their son suffered from depression. The family is cooperating with authorities during their investigation. The death toll also rose to 5. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, 24, died from his injuries.  State governors also took action in response to the Chattanooga shooting. Florida Governor Rick Scott closed all National Guard recruiting centers in the state and all staff will be moved to the closest National Guard armories.

Posted July 17, 2015

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting deaths of 4 marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a terror investigation.  Investigators don’t know why Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a naturalized U.S. citizen, opened fire on 2 military centers in Chattanooga Thursday morning. The 2 attacks lasted a half hour. The gunman killed four marines at the Navy-Marine training center 7 miles away from his first stop at a military recruiting center where witnesses and police say he sprayed dozens of bullets. Police killed Abdulazeez, 24, of Hixon, Tennesee. It’s unknown if Abdulazeez had any ties to terrorist groups. Authorities say some of the guns and weapons used were obtained legally and illegally.  Flags are at half-staff in Tennesee as the Chattanooga community pray, unite and grieve for the slain soldiers.

People gather on the University of Tennessee's Chattanooga campus Friday, July 17, 2015, to honor four Marines who were killed Thursday in attacks on two military facilities. (Angela Lewis/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) THE DAILY CITIZEN OUT; NOOGA.COM OUT; CLEVELAND DAILY BANNER OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

People gather on the University of Tennessee’s Chattanooga campus Friday, July 17, 2015, to honor four Marines who were killed Thursday in attacks on two military facilities. (Angela Lewis/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) THE DAILY CITIZEN OUT; NOOGA.COM OUT; CLEVELAND DAILY BANNER OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Sources: Associated Press, National News Media, Chattanooga news media, Florida news media

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