The FBI and Justice Department provided new information late Thursday night on the chain of events that led to the shooting at two military facilities in Chattanooga, TN.
But, there are still many questions as officials investigate three active crime scenes.
24 year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez had “several weapons” in his possession. He first fired shots from inside his car at the U.S. Naval Recruiting Center on Lee Highway, then drove about 15 miles to the Naval Reserve Center, where he exited his car, entered the facility, and opened fire.
At this time, officials do not believe anyone else was involved, but why Abdulazeez went on the rampage remains a mystery.
Officials said it will be up to the Pentagon if and when the names of the four Marines killed will be released. MassLive.com is reporting one of the victims is 40 year-old Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, who was raised in Springfield, Mass.
In the article, his brother Joe Sullivan, owner of “Nathan Bill’s Bar & Restaurant” in Springfield, Mass. said the shooting was “committed by that of a lost person, not necessarily someone with a political agenda.”
A search of “Nathan Bill’s Bar & Restaurant” on Facebook features a memorial to Gunnery Sgt. Sullivan.
Officials have not confirmed or commented on the report.
CNN reported Thursday that a female sailor who was injured is in “serious condition,” while Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told reporters that an officer, also injured is, “… doing as well can be expected after being shot by a brazen criminal like this.”
Two witnesses described the hail of bullets fired by Abdulazeez.
“Before you knew it. I saw him raise his gun and then I saw him take one shot and then I saw him take consistent shots after that,” Laneesha Lewis told NBC affiliate WRCB in Chattanooga.
Keegan Green initially thought Abdulazeez was backing away to leave the scene, “… but he backed just to reload and shot again.”
Officials plan to hold a news conference Friday at 3:00 p.m.