CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) The U.S. Navy says a sailor who was shot in the attack on a military facility in Chattanooga has died, raising the death toll to five people.
The death occurred two days after a gunman killed four Marines during a shooting rampage on two military facilities.
Authorities say Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center in Chattanooga, then drove several miles away to a Navy and Marine reserve center, where he shot and killed the Marines, and wounded the sailor who died. Abdulazeez was shot to death by police.
The Navy statement did not give the sailor’s name. He was identified by family as Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, a reservist serving on active duty in Chattanooga.
The four Marines killed during yesterday’s attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee have all been identified.
(Clockwise from top right)
Sgt. Carson Holmquist, 27, of Grantsburg, Wisconsin. Served two tours of duty after joining the Marines in 2009.
Sgt. David Wyatt, 38, of Hixson, Tennessee. Husband and father, served since 2004
LCpl. Skip Wells, 21, of Marietta– Former Georgia Southern Student and graduate of Sprayberry High School. Wells became a marine in 2014.
Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, 40, of Springfield, Massachusetts– Two-time purple heart recipient who joined the military in 1997.