Published on 17 July 2015

Chattanooga: FBI investigates gunman's motive for shooting of four US marines

Officials say suspected gunman Mohammed Youssef Abdulazeez spent some times in Jordan.

Reporting by Claire Phipps, published in the Guardian July 17, 2015
A man suspected of shooting dead four marines in a rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee, had no known direct links to international terrorist groups, the FBI has said, as officials continued to investigate the motive behind the deadly attack.
The 24-year-old gunman, identified as Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, opened fire on Thursday at two military sites in the city, killing four marines and injuring three others, one seriously.
The killer was also shot dead, although the circumstances of his death are not yet known.
Bill Killian, US attorney for the eastern district of Tennessee, told reporters officials were treating the attacks as an act of “domestic terrorism”, although the FBI said it would be “premature to speculate on the motives of the shooter at this time”... Read more.