Gunman identified in US military offices attack

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Washington, July 17: The lone attacker who killed four soldiers at US military offices in Chattanooga and Tennessee has been identified, media reported.

The attacker killed four soldiers at the military offices on Thursday. The lone attacker too was later gunned down.
The shooter, identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, worked as a security guard for the Chattanooga's public works department, CBS News reported, although later reports said that it is his father who works there.

Gunman identified in US attacks

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, worked as a security guard for the Chattanooga's public works department, CBS News reported, although later reports said that it is his father who works there, Fox news reported.

The shooting incidents, which lasted for about 30 minutes, took place around 11 a.m. on Thursday at a National Guard office and a Naval Reserve centre about 10 km apart. The shooter reportedly shot while driving in an open-top Mustang.


It was an act of "domestic terrorism", said US District Attorney Bill Killian at a press conference. The four soldiers were killed at the Naval Reserve centre, according to Efe news agency.

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"We will treat this as a terrorism investigation until we determine it was not," said Ed Reinhold, an FBI special agent in charge of the investigation, at a press conference. "We have not determined if it was an act of terrorism or a criminal act."

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