Killing Of Marines In TN Called “Act Of Domestic Terrorism”


A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities today in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing at least four Marines, the Associated Press reports. The sole gunman believed responsible was killed, and a soldier and a police officer were wounded. “Lives have been lost from some faithful people who have been serving our country, and I think I join all Tennesseans in being both sickened and saddened by this,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. U.S. Attorney Bill Killian called the shooting “an act of domestic terrorism.”

The U.S. Navy said there was a shooting at a Navy recruiting building in Chattanooga. A facility 7 miles away on Old Lee Highway also was attacked. Brian Lepley, a spokesman with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Fort Knox, Kentucky, said his recruiters there were told by law enforcement that the shooter was in a car, stopped in front of the facility, shot at the building and drove off.

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