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Marines killed in Chattanooga shooting identified

1 year 3 months 6 days ago July 17, 2015 Jul 17, 2015 Friday, July 17 2015 July 17, 2015 12:22 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Family members and military colleagues identified all four of the Marines killed in shootings at Tennessee military facilities Thursday.

A Massachusetts Marine company identified Gunnery Sgt. Thomas sullivan of Springfield, Mass. on social media.

Family members identified a second victim, Lance Cpl. Skip Wells of Marietta, Ga. according to the New York Daily News.

Friends and family on social media also identified U. S. Marine David Wyatt of Chattanooga as one of the victims Friday, according to the Tennesseean.

The fourth victim, Marine Sgt. Carson Holmquist of North Carolina, was identified by USA Today.

The Department of Defense has not released official identifications of the victims in Thursday's shooting rampage in Chattanooga. The FBI said 24-year-old engineer Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez appears to have been a lone gunman who attacked a military recruiting center and Navy Reserve Center, killing the four Marines and wounding others. Abdulazeez was killed during the attack.

The FBI is leading the investigation into the shooting and Abdulazeez's motives. A federal law enforcement official speaking anonymously with the Associated Press said investigators are still combing through his computer, but as of Friday morning had not found an extensive online presence for Abdulazeez. The official also said they had not uncovered any evidence suggesting Abdulazeez was directly inspired by the Islamic State militant group or other terrorist-related groups.

Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, said Friday they are reviewing security at recruiting and reserve centers in the wake of the attack.

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