Four U.S. Marines were killed and three others injured Thursday when a gunman attacked two U.S. military recruiting centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The FBI has identified the gunman as as Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old native of Hixon, Tennessee. He is the son of Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 57-year-old originally from the Middle East. The Abdulazeez family home was raided by authorities Thursday evening and two women were being detained. FBI agent Ed Reinhold said there was no indication that anyone else was involved and no one else had been taken into custody. Muhammad studied engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chatanooga. Family photos suggest he graduated in December 2012.
The U.S. Attorney in Tennessee said the incident is being investigated as “an act of domestic terrorism” by federal, state, and local officials. The suspect reportedly began shooting from inside his vehicle, peppering an Army recruiting station with more than a dozen shots before driving to a nearby Navy-Marine training center and shooting a police officer in the ankle, Reinhold said. Abdulazeez was armed with "numerous weapons," but Reinhold decline to provide any details. Authorities would not say how the gunman had died. The names of the victims were not immediately released. Along with the injured police officer, a sailor was wounded and a Marine was hit in the leg, but not seriously hurt.