5 DEAD: ISIS attack in Chattanooga


Law enforcement officials have swarmed the house believed to belong to the man authorities say killed four marines, one police officer and wounded at least three others in attacks on two military facilities Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The gunman, identified as 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, was also killed in the shootout.

An ISIS-Affiliated Account Tweeted #Chattanooga just before the shooting occurred.

An Associated Press reporter saw officers with weapons drawn at Abdulazeez's house leading two females away in handcuffs. It's not clear who these females are.

The shootings took place around 10:45 a.m. Thursday. One officer who was injured had engaged the shooter along with several other officers.

Abdulazeez is believed to have been born in Kuwait, and it is unclear whether he was a U.S. or Kuwaiti citizen. The official was speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing, sensitive investigation.

He is from Hixson, Tenn., which is just a few miles across the river from Chattanooga.

Officials talked about the attacks at a news conference this afternoon.

"Lives have been lost from some faithful people who have been serving our country, and I think I join all Tennesseans in being both sickened and saddened by this," Gov. Bill Haslam said.

Brian Lepley, a spokesman with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Fort Knox, Ky., said his recruiters there were told by law enforcement that the shooter, who was in a car, stopped in front of the facility, shot at the building and drove off.

The recruiting centre on Old Lee Highway in Chattanooga has recruiting services for all four branches of the military.

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