Soldiers need to be immediately armed at every military facility!!!
Last update: 20:35: The New York Times is reporting that the shooter’s father had been on a terror watch list. Other reports indicate ISIS is celebrating.
Update: 17:50: The FBI warned against speculating as to the shooters motives. CAIR issued a sympathetic statement. The president referred to the killer as a lone gunman – he’s a little tone deaf.
The next photo is from his Red Bank high school yearbook and it is painfully ironic.
At the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in a shopping mall, a convertible pulled up and shot with an automatic weapon at the office for at least 45 seconds. The lone shooter then went to the Naval Reserve Center. Four Marines and the gunmen were killed. At least three were wounded, one is in critical condition, one has been released and one is stable.
The shooting started at 10:50 and a tweet went out at 10:34 allegedly. We don’t know if they were EST. We just can’t be sure of the timeline yet. [Update: the tweet came from the Pacific time zone. It didn’t come out before the slaughter. It is a real tweet.]
One Marine was shot in the leg and the others escaped.
The second attack took place about 11:30. Four Marines were killed and the shooter was killed by local law enforcement. Police chased the gunman to the second location but weren’t able to save the four Marines.
This is the alleged first tweet via Heavy:
Our “leaders” are calling it “act of domestic terrorism.” They haven’t ruled out international terrorism but are also looking into it being a criminal act.
The shooter has been identified as 24-year old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez (photo below from the Times Free Press). He was born in Kuwait. CBS reports he is a naturalized citizen who went to high school in Chattanooga. He’s a New American who is reported to have worked for the city of Chattanooga. He was a UTC engineering graduate. He was not on a watch list. The shooter might have had ties to Arizona and the Garland, Texas shooting.
The suspect’s father was appointed as an unarmed special policeman in Chattanooga. Two women were taken out of the house in handcuffs.
This photo with Jihad John was allegedly tweeted out after the shootings from the same account that tweeted the warning and which also threatened Berlin.
This alleged tweet went out at 3:14:
This information is from early reports and could be inaccurate. I have questions about the alleged tweets.