Four Marines Dead In US Shooting Rampage

Images from the US Navy recruitment center showed bullet holes in the windows.
Images from the US Navy recruitment center showed bullet holes in the windows.

Images from the US Navy recruitment center showed bullet holes in the windows.

A 24-year-old gunman opened fire at two US military centers in Tennessee, killing four Marines in a rampage that officials said is being investigated as an “act of domestic terrorism.” The shooter- identified by the FBI as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez- was himself shot dead in a firefight with police. Three people were injured- a police officer, a Marine Corps recruiter and a Navy sailor. President Barack Obama called the shootings “heartbreaking” and asked Americans to pray for the relatives of the victims. “It is incomprehensible to see what happened and the way that individuals who proudly serve our country were treated,” Chattanooga mayor Andy Berke said. The Marine Corps confirmed that all four victims were killed at a Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center in the late morning. About 40 minutes earlier, the gunman had opened fire at a recruitment center several miles away. Erica Wright said she witnessed the shooting at the recruitment center through the windows of the hair salon. “We heard one pop, really loud pop. So we went to the door to see what it was,” Wright said. “We saw a guy in a silver Mustang just unloading on the naval recruiting place.” Wright said she watched in horror as the man reloaded his gun and opened fire again. He then backed up his car, pulled up to another part of the recruiting center and started shooting again. US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the FBI would take the lead in the “national security investigation of this heinous attack on members of our military.”

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