Chattanooga Shooting, Attacker Had Three Guns, Authorities Say
The attacker who shot four Marines to death in Chattanooga, Tennessee, had no less than three firearms in addition to a vest to carry additional ammo, and he clearly passed on in a firefight with police, powers said Friday.
The killer, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, had no less than two long firearms — just recognized as rifles or shotguns — and a handgun, said Ed Reinhold, specialist accountable for the department’s Knoxville office.
Reinhold did not expand on the weapons. A law implementation authority told NBC News says the three weapons that Abdulazziz had were an AK-47-sort attack rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, and a 9 mm gun.
Abdulazeez showered a military enlistment station with no less than two dozen bullets on Thursday, then drove around seven miles to a Navy and Marines reserve center, where he killed the Marines.
The assailant shot a Chattanooga cop amid a firefight at the reserve center. Different officers dragged the injured officer, Sgt. Dennis Pedigo Jr., to wellbeing while shots were all the while being exchanged, police said.
Officers drew in Abdulazeez not long after he touched base at the reserve center, Reinhold said. Abdulazeez was wearing a heap bearing vest so he could carry additional magazines of ammo.
“He was a moving target, and he found himself able to, clearly, kill the four Marines and wound the one mariner,” Reinhold said. The mariner and the cop were two of three individuals injured in the assault.
Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher called the police reaction an “amazing sample of that ordinary boldness.” He said different officers hustled to the scene, including some who were on holiday at home and put on their uniforms to come help.
“Chattanooga cops substantiated themselves in every feeling of the word, heroes,” the boss said. “They are my heroes.”