FOUR MARINES KILLED!
There have been shootings at multiple places in Chattanooga, including near a U.S. Army Reserve center and a Navy recruiting center in the Tennessee city on Thursday, and a police officer was hit by gunfire, officials and local media reports said.An eyewitness, a woman who states that she was 10 feet away from shooter, is saying that she was "a white guy in a silver Mustang." No tags on the car. The shooter was using a "high-powered rifle."
There have been several shootings at several different locations," said Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman John Harmon. "It's a fluid situation," said Harmon, whose agency was helping local authorities.
"We've got an officer down," Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke told reporters, calling it a "very terrible situation."
The U.S. Navy said it was investigating a report of a shooting at a Navy recruiting center in Chattanooga....
The photo that I'm seeing on CNN is showing at least 18 bullet holes in the doors of the Navy Reserve Recruiting Station, which is in a strip mall.
There is also an unconfirmed report of a man driving a black BMW firing on the other location.
The two sites fired upon are 7.5 miles apart.
CNN's ongoing coverage is HERE.
Addendum 1: Chattanooga Police are Tweeting out that the active shooter situation is resolved. News conference coming in a few minutes.
Addendum 2: According to reports on CNN, the shooter is dead (Confirmed by Reuters). Buildings still remain on lock down, however.
Addendum 3: Four Marines injured [UPDATE: MARINES KILLED]. Chattanooga City Police officer wounded, but not seriously.
Addendum 4: Lock downs have ended. There are reports that the shooter and/or the police fired 100 rounds and that there was a shootout between the shooter and the police - with the end coming with two shots neutralizing the shooter after he fled into the woods of the big park in that part of Chattanooga.
SITUATION STILL FLUID AT THIS TIME (2:25 PM, EDT)
Police sources are saying that the shooter's name was Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
He Was a Naturalized U.S. Citizen Originally From Kuwait.Read the rest HERE.
An ISIS-Affiliated Account Tweeted #Chattanooga Just Before the Shooting Occurred Along With a Warning to Americans.
Furthermore and apparently:
Youssuf Abdullazeez was appointed as a special policeman for the City of Chattanooga Department of Public Works according to this City Council resolution.
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The screen shot may be in error. See Point 3 HERE.
Heavy.com now has this information:
Abdulazeez graduated from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2012, according to posts on his mother’s Facebook page and a resume posted on Indeed.com.
He graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked from April 2009 to April 2010 as an intern with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He also had internships at Mohawk Industries and Global Trade Express.
CBS News incorrectly reported that he was an employee of the city of Chattanooga.