Wounded US sailor dies from injuries in Tennessee shooting

Agence France-Presse
Wounded US sailor dies from injuries in Tennessee shooting
He becomes the 5th person to die after being shot Thursday, July 16, by Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, who opened fire on two military centers

CHATTANOOGA, United States – A US sailor has died of injuries after the shootings on military centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the US Navy said on Saturday, July 18.

He becomes the 5th person to die after being shot Thursday, July 16, by Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, who opened fire on two military centers. The gunman, a naturalized US citizen born in Kuwait, died in a shootout with police. 

The Navy statement said that the latest victim, a Navy petty officer, succumbed to his wounds at 2:17 am (0617 GMT).

The Navy said his name would not be released for the next 24 hours pending notification of next-of-kin.

Four Marines also died in Thursday’s attack, which authorities are treating as an “act of terrorism.”

Some officials have said they believe the evidence points to an attack inspired by the Islamic State extremist group.

The FBI has asked foreign intelligence agencies to help trace Abdulazeez’s movements and activities abroad, and analysts will be tracing his activity on social media, officials said. – Rappler.com

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