5 Dead In Shootings At Military Centers In Chattanooga, Tenn.

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A gunman opened fire today at two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., killing four Marines and wounding three other people.

The gunman is also dead, though it's unclear how he was killed.

The FBI identified the gunman as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24. Law enforcement officials tell NPR's Dina Temple-Raston that he is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Kuwait. His parents are Jordanian.

They also tell Dina he is from Hixson, Tenn. Law enforcement officials were searching his home. FBI investigators are also looking at computers, his online history, and any affiliations he might have. No other information is known about him.

The FBIin a statementsaid the bureau's Knoxville Field Office, the Chattanooga Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are working jointly to investigate the shootings.

The shots were first fired from his rented silver Ford Mustang at a military recruiting center on Lee Highway at about 10:45 a.m. ET. Reporter Rabbit Zielke, of member station WUTC,tellsNPR'sAll Things Consideredpolice then pursued the suspect to the Navy Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center Chattanooga on Amnicola Highway where he opened fire again.


A gunman opened fire today at two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., killing four Marines and wounding three other people.

The gunman is also dead, though it's unclear how he was killed.

The FBI identified the gunman as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24. Law enforcement officials tell NPR's Dina Temple-Raston that he is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Kuwait. His parents are Jordanian.

They also tell Dina he is from Hixson, Tenn. Law enforcement officials were searching his home. FBI investigators are also looking at computers, his online history, and any affiliations he might have. No other information is known about him.

The FBIin a statementsaid the bureau's Knoxville Field Office, the Chattanooga Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are working jointly to investigate the shootings.

The shots were first fired from his rented silver Ford Mustang at a military recruiting center on Lee Highway at about 10:45 a.m. ET. Reporter Rabbit Zielke, of member station WUTC,tellsNPR'sAll Things Consideredpolice then pursued the suspect to the Navy Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center Chattanooga on Amnicola Highway where he opened fire again.


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