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Suspected Chattanooga shooter identified

Four marines and the suspected shooter – identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazee by the Associated Press – are dead after a shooting at two military facilities in Tennessee this morning. Three additional individuals were wounded.

The shootings happened at two facilities roughly seven miles apart. At one facility, on Old Lee Highway, the shooter stopped in front of the building, and then shot at it. The other incident occurred at the Navy Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center Chattanooga. All four marines killed were at that facility.

Abdulazeez is believed to have been born in Kuwait, although it is unknown whether he is a U.S. or Kuwaiti citizen. The shooting is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. It is believed that the Abdulazee acted alone, and lived in the area.

Speaking about the incident, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said, “Lives have been lost from some faithful people who have been serving our country, and I think I join all Tennesseans in being both sickened and saddened by this.”

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