[guest post by Dana]
Four Marines have been killed in an attack on two separate military facilities in Tennessee. A Marine recruiter and police officer were also injured in the attack. The gunman was killed.
The shooting incident began on the U.S. Naval Recruiting on Lee Highway in Chattanooga ended at the U.S. Naval Reserve Center on Amincola Highway Thursday morning about 11am.
The gunman’s name was not immediately released, and 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.
The shootings happened about 40 minutes and six miles apart, first at a military recruitment station and then at a Navy and Marines reserve center. A defense official said the gunman used an automatic weapon.
Authorities said they had no reason to believe anyone else was involved in the shooting. They also said there was no intelligence indicating the attack ahead of time. Several defense officials said there was still change in alert status for U.S. military installations.
Per CBS News’ Twitter feed:
CBS News @CBSNews 31m31 minutes ago
NEW: #Chattanooga shooting suspect ID’d as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, law enforcement sources tell CBS News http://cbsn.ws/1K9FseQ
Added: According to NBC News, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Kuwait.
Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch is reporting that ISIS tweeted, “O American dogs soon YOU will see the wonders,” and used #Chattanooga, at 10:34 a.m., which is around the same time police claim the attack began.
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: The 10:34 a.m. time stamp was from a screenshot taken in a different time zone. The actual tweet came hours after the attack.
ADDED: President Obama described the Marines’ deaths as a “heartbreaking circumstance for these individuals who have served our country with great valor.”
Michelle Malkin fixes it for him: Lightning strikes are “heartbreaking circumstances.” Systemic assassinations of our troops is an act of war, fool==>