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UPDATE: Tennessee shooter identified, four marines killed

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Reserve Recruitment personnel stand outside a Navy recruiting building as the area is cordoned off with blue shell casing markers in the parking lot today in Chattanooga, Tennessee. At least two military facilities in Tennessee were attacked in shootings, including one at a Navy recruiting building, officials said.

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (AP):

A United States official says the gunman in the shootings in Tennessee has been identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

He was believed to have been born in Kuwait, and it was unclear whether he was a US or Kuwaiti citizen.

The official was speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing, sensitive investigation.

It was not immediately clear whether the gunman's first name was spelled Muhammad or Mohammad.

He is from Hixson, Tennessee, which is just a few miles across the river from Chattanooga.

Authorities and officials say the gunman killed four Marines and wounded a police officer and others in two attacks on military facilities.

The gunman has also been killed.