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Chattanooga, United States--16 July 2015

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 16 July 2015 (10:30 PM CST)

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Type of event: terrorism


A gunman fires into an armed forces recruitment center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, injuring one service member, then drove 11 km to a naval reserve center where he shot and killed four Marines (Carson Homquist, Thomas Sullivan, Squire Wells, and David Wyatt), injured a Navy sailor who died two days later (Randall Smith), and injured a police officer during the exchange when police fatally shot the gunman.

The attacker, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, was born in Kuwait but had attained U.S. citizenship; Jordanian authorities have indicated he was Palestinian; Abdulazeez had visited Jordan in 2014 and upon return reportedly exhibited changed behavior with friends. Abdulazeez worked at Perry Nuclear Power Plant for 10 days in 2013 until he was fired; at the time of the shooting he was pending a court appearance for a DUI arrest.

Consequences: 6 killed, 2 injured


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