Artists Sought For Chattanooga Shooting Memorial

Posted at 7:27 PM, Mar 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-18 21:03:42-04

The city of Chattanooga has been planning to install a memorial to the five service members killed in a 2015 shooting at a military installation.

City officials on Friday issued a call to artists across the country, kicking off a process that will lead to the installation of a memorial near the Naval Operations Support Center where the shootings occurred.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported Mayor Andy Berke's memorial committee has aimed to raise $750,000 for the project through grants and donations.

Organizers have expected more than 100 artists to apply for the opportunity to design it.

After the July 2015 attack, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez was shot to death during a confrontation with Chattanooga police. The FBI said Abdulazeez, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was a homegrown violent extremist.