Muslim Terrorist Murders Four Marines at TN Military Facilities
Two military facilities in Tennessee were attacked Thursday by a gunman—identified by law enforcement officials as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. The second attack reportedly resulted in at least four military personnel killed and one police officer shot. The gunman was killed by police officers.
Abdulazeez first opened fire at an Armed Forces Career Center at a strip mall in Chattanooga, an attack that does not seem to have resulted in any injuries. He then drove to the nearby U.S. Naval Reserve Center on Amincola Highway around 11am Thursday, an attack which resulted in the deaths of as many as four Marines and at least one officer shot.
The FBI say they are in the process of determining whether or not the incident is an act of domestic terror, but according to some reports, ISIS may have had prior knowledge of the event:
MSNBC News reports:
A gunman killed four people on Thursday in an attack on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the mayor said. A police officer was also shot in the rampage. [..]
The gunman fired 25 to 30 rounds at a military recruitment facility, a U.S. military official said. The gunman then drove about six miles to a Navy and Marines reserve center and opened fire there, officials said
Preliminary reports said the injuries were at the reserve center. Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday afternoon confirmed that lives were lost in the shooting, according to NBC affiliate WSMV in Nashville.
Fox News provides some more details, including that the four people killed appear to have been Marines:
Four Marines were reportedly killed Thursday at a Chattanooga, Tenn., Navy training center, in one of two attacks at area military facilities that happened nearly simultaneously and just seven miles apart. […]
The names of the Marines who were reportedly shot were not immediately released, and government officials did not confirm the report.
The shooting there came around the same time that a gunman in a silver Mustang opened fire at an Armed Forces Career Center in a strip mall some seven miles away, on Lee’s Highway. The shooter stopped in front of the recruiting facility, shot at the building and drove off, said Brian Lepley, a spokesman with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Fort Knox, Ky. It appeared that no one was injured in the shooting at the recruiting center, which Lepley said offers recruiting services for all four branches of the military.