Photo: JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Four marines were killed and three others were injured around 10:45AM today during a shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The suspect, who has been identified as 24 year old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, targeted two different military centers (Navy Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center Chattanooga) in a 30 minute span. The suspect has been killed (it is unclear if he was killed by police or he took his own life).
Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was born in Kuwait and came to the United States in 1996. The photo above is of him and his family.
Here is the suspect’s yearbook photo with the quote:
“My name causes national security alerts. What does yours do?”
— Times Free Press (@TimesFreePress) July 16, 2015
“Today was a nightmare for the city of Chattanooga,” Mayor Andy Berke said. “As a city, we will respond to this with every available resource that we have.”
According to The Daily Beast Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez had a blog with two posts on it both published on July 13th. The two posts were titles “A Prison Called Dunya” and “Understanding Islam: The Story of the Three Blind Men”.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga confirmed that a student of the same name graduated in 2012 with a degree in engineering. However, at this time it is unclear if this is the same person.
Here is the official statement from the president on the Chattanooga Shooting:
— Hashem Said (@hash_said) July 16, 2015
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