A muslim terrorist just unleashed a barrage of gunfire in Chattanooga Thursday, killing four Marines authorities said.
The gunman was identified as Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24. He was a naturalized U.S. citizen from Kuwait, according to NBC news.
“It is incomprehensible to see what happened and the way individuals who proudly serve our country were treated,” Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said.
Authorities offered no immediate information on a motive. Bill Killian, the top federal prosecutor for eastern Tennessee, said the attack was being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism.
Witnesses saw Abdulazeez open fire at the glass doors of a military recruiting center in a strip mall.
According to CNN the terrorist was driving in a rented silver Ford Mustang convertible, moved on to his next target more than seven miles away: a Naval reserve center.
There, he rammed into a gate at some point during his shooting rampage and was eventually killed by police, a U.S. official said.
“We will treat this as a terrorism investigation until it can be determined that it is not,” Reinhold said. U.S. Attorney Bill Killian earlier told reporters that authorities were treating the shooting as an “act of domestic terrorism.”
Abdulazeez was not in any U.S. databases of suspected terrorists, a U.S. official said. He was born in Kuwait and had Jordanian citizenship, two law enforcement officials said. He was a naturalized U.S. citizen, one official said.
And he may have traveled back to the Middle East in recent years.