Continuing Coverage Of Deadly Chattanooga Shooting

Posted at 7:20 AM, Jul 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 09:01:49-04

Four U.S. Marines were killed Thursday morning in a shooting in Chattanooga. A sailor later died from injuries he sustained in the shooting. The first attack happened shortly around 10:45 a.m. at a recruiting center. Minutes later, the gunman drove to a Navy-Marine training center about 7 miles away and opened fire. 

The gunman was identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who started work as a shift supervisor at the Superior Essex plant on Southeast Parkway in Franklin a few months prior to the shooting.




Anna Basista, the company’s vice president of HR, said they had no statement, but provided CNN with the letter.

In it, CEO Brian Kim said they are “shocked and deeply saddened” that their employee was the gunman, that the company had no indication that Abdulazeez was capable of harming anyone.

The President of the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga has condemned the shooting and called the act, "cowardly." An interfaith prayer vigil honoring the victims is being held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Chattanooga. (MORE: Islamic Society President Condemns Chattanooga Shooting)




Continuing Coverage Of The Attack:

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