Authorities said the gunman lived in the Chattanooga area recently, but CBS News reports that he is from Phoenix, Arizona. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says po… Authorities s…
He allegedly plowed through an unmanned barricade, driving close to 100 yards onto the base where he gunned down his victims, before being shot by local law enforcement.
The shooting began around 10.45am at a strip mall on the Lee Highway in Chattanooga.
Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, who the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified as the shooter, was shot to death in a rampage on Thursday at two military facilities in Chattanooga. Abdulazeez was pronounced dead on the scene and is still unclear whether Abdulazeez killed himself or was fatally shot during the stand off with police. “He doesn’t seem to have left much of a social media footprint”, one official said. Officials said there has been no indication that Abdulazeez was inspired by anyone or any group.
Scott Schrader, Abdulazeez’s mixed martial arts (MMA) coach, told CNN that the young man’s parents had “come down on him pretty hard” after they witnessed him striking an opponent in the face during a bout.
Federal investigators have yet to find a motive for the gunman that killed four Marines and was later killed by police Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The official insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly since the investigation is still in progress.
Wells was a 2012 graduate of Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Ga., and his classmates took to the school’s alumni Facebook back to honor their lost classmate.
According to reports, he was arrested in April for driving under the influence in Hamilton County, Tennessee. In earlier photos, he was clean-shaven.
He had been an intern at the Tennessee Valley Authority – the state’s power utility – a few years ago.
“He was very outgoing”, said Javid, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. “Everyone knew of him”.
Here’s a shot of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez during his time at Red Bank High School, where he competed on the wrestling team. Abdulazeez then drove to a Navy-Marine training center seven miles away and killed the four Marines. The bullets smashed through windows and sent service members scrambling for cover. Two others, a soldier and a police officer, were wounded, an official said. The U.S. Defense Department has not yet released any of the names.
Cruz said the gunman was not a “lone wolf” attacking American troops at random, and said the nations needs to rid itself of “two unsafe delusions” about terrorist threats.
The gunman fired 25 to 30 rounds at the recruitment station, a USA military official said. The troops inside aren’t allowed to carry weapons.