Four American marines are believed to have been killed in a shootout at two US Navy buildings in Chattanooga in Tennessee.
The City’s Mayor Andy Berke tweeted confirming the news, “Horrific incident in our community… Prayers to all those affected.”
Horrific incident in our community. We will release details as they are confirmed. Prayers to all those affected
— Andy Berke (@AndyBerke) July 16, 2015
The city police said that the guman at the both sites was the same and he had been killed. Officials suspect this as an act of domestic terrorism.
American federal investigating agency FBI identified the shooter, who was shot dead, as a 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez.
Soon after the shootings, the FBI was believed to have searched the family home of the suspected shooter Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez.
Reacting to this incident, President Obama said, ” A full investigation is taking place. The FBI will be in the lead. My main message right now is deepest sympathies of the American people to the 4 Marines’ families. As we have more information, we’ll let the public know.
Eyewitnesses told local media that they saw the gunman firing from inside the car a US Navy reserve centre and at a recruitment office about six miles (10 km) away.
One eyewitness told CNN, “really loud noises” and later saw a white man with a “high-powered rifle.”
Another eyewitness, a lady, said that the gunman was driving a convertible silver Mustang car. “A lot of shots were fired,” she said.
A third third eyewitness said, “Shortly after that, we heard the (shots). It was very loud and very fast,” Grimmett said, without saying what happened to the man she had seen.
The Tennessee shootings have shocked Americans. An official described the incident as ‘incomprehensible.’