5 Dead, Including Gunman, Shooting In Tennessee

5 Dead, Including Gunman, In Shooting At Tennessee Military Recruitment Center


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By: Andres Jauregui/The Huffington Post

Officials responded to shots fired on Thursday at two military facilities in Tennessee. Five people are dead, including the gunman, an official with the city said.

 All four killed were Marines, authorities said.
Three people were injured, Marissa Bell, communications coordinator for the city of Chattanooga, told The Huffington Post. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said an officer who was shot in the ankle is recovering.
“It is incomprehensible to see what happened and the way that individuals who proudly serve our country were treated,” Berke said.
Authorities will investigate the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism, U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said.
The suspect, who has not been named, opened fire at a military recruitment center around 10:45 a.m., authorities said, before driving to a Naval and Marine reserve center about 7 miles away.

The shooter used “numerous guns” in the incident, and is believed to have lived in the Chattanooga area, authorities said at the news conference.

 Witnesses said the shooter drove up to the reserve center in a convertible and opened fire.


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