Multiple media outlets are reporting there’s been a series of shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A local college is on lockdown and a policeman has reportedly been shot. Authorities, therefore, are taking the situation very seriously:
BREAKING: Shooting at multiple locations in Chattanooga, Tennessee State Police say.— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 16, 2015
As it happens, at least one shooting has been confirmed:
The mayor of Chattanooga tweeted the following:
Horrific incident in our community. We will release details as they are confirmed. Prayers to all those affected— Andy Berke (@AndyBerke) July 16, 2015
UPDATE: Fox News reports the suspect is a white male.
UPDATE: Fox News reports that Cleveland, Tennessee and Chattanooga, Tennessee are on lockdown. They are roughly 30 miles apart.
UPDATE: Suspect is still at large:
NEW: ATF special agents responding to shooting incident in Chattanooga, Tenn.— ABC News (@ABC) July 16, 2015
Stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE: The Daily Beast reports a couple of "military sites" were fired upon.
UPDATE: The threat has been neutralized.
Active shooter situation is over. Details forthcoming #chanews— Chattanooga Police (@ChattanoogaPD) July 16, 2015
UPDATE: Still waiting on the fate of the shooter.
BREAKING: Chattanooga police say active shooter situation is over; no word on what happened to suspect.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 16, 2015
UPDATE: Fox News and The Blaze report there were at least five victims.
Tennessee shooting: - Occurred at US Navy reserve, recruiting centers - 5 shot - 4 Marines, 1 police - No longer an active shooter situation— TheBlazeNOW (@TheBlazeNOW) July 16, 2015
UPDATE: Horrible, horrible news. The Times Free Press reports four service members have lost their lives.
BREAKING: Sources say four military personnel killed in Chattanooga attacks. http://t.co/cL3wXBf2qj— Times Free Press (@TimesFreePress) July 16, 2015
Oh my God. Fox News just reported that the four United States Marines shot in Chattanooga have died.— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) July 16, 2015
UPDATE: Police will convene a press conference any minute now. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: The gunman is allegedly dead too.
JUST IN: Shooter in Chattanooga is dead, multiple law enforcement sources tell CBS News http://t.co/jcyTHM6Z8V— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 16, 2015
UPDATE: Here's confirmation lives were indeed lost.
BREAKING: Gov. Bill Haslam confirms lives lost in Chattanooga shooting. No further details. Press conference expected to start any minute.— WSMV-TV, Nashville (@WSMV) July 16, 2015
UPDATE: The shootings took place at the Naval Reserve Center and the Armed Forces Career Center in Chattanooga.
UPDATE: “We do know," Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke just told reporters, "that we have four individuals who were killed, who are victims. We know that the shooter was killed at the scene as well. Also, one Chattanooga police officer was shot in the ankle -- and has been treated very well.”
He added that “other individuals” were shot too, but are in stable condition.
“It is incomprehensible to see what happened and the way that individuals who proudly served our country were treated,” Berke added. “[There were] two different locations this individual went to. And as a city, we will respond with every available resource we have.”
UPDATE: The gunman has been identified.
JUST IN: Chattanooga, TN shooting suspect identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, law enforcement sources tell @CBSNews.— CBSN (@CBSNLive) July 16, 2015
UPDATE (LB): The gunman has been identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, police have confirmed to Fox News.
Abdulazeez, 24, was born in Kuwait, a U.S. official told Fox. It was not immediately clear if he was a U.S. or Kuwaiti citizen. He was reported to be from Hixson, Tenn., just across the river from Chattanooga.
The law enforcement source said preliminary reports indicate Abdulazeez, who also died, was not on the FBI's radar leading up to Thursday's attacks. The circumstances of his death were not immediately disclosed.