Mannen som skjøt ihjel fire marinesoldater på et vervekontor i Chattanooga, Tennessee torsdag morgen, skal være en 24 år gammel mann fra Kuwait, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
Minst tre andre ble såret.
Abdulazeez kom i bil, stilte seg opp og skjøt inn mot kontorene. Så kjørte han videre til et annet vervekontor.
Det begynner å bli ganske mange angrep på militære anlegg i USA, og de kommer tettere. De kan ikke unnlate å gjøre dypt inntrykk. De militære har en høy status i USA. At soldater angripes på sine baser i hjemlandet er noe amerikanere ikke vil godta i det lange løp.
A U.S. official says the gunman in the shootings in Tennessee has been identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, according to the Associated Press.
He was believed to have been born in Kuwait, and it was unclear whether he was a U.S. or Kuwaiti citizen. The official was speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing, sensitive investigation. It was not immediately clear whether the gunman’s first name was spelled Muhammad or Mohammad.
A man named Youssuf Abdulazeez attended UTC, spokesman Chuck Cantrell said, and graduated in 2012 with a degree in engineering.
Abdulazeez is from Hixson, Tennessee, which is just a few miles across the river from Chattanooga.
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. (AP/Reuters)