Chattanooga Shooting Today – On July 16, 2015, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, a native of Hixon, Tennessee, opened fire at a military recruitment center and a naval and marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He killed five people and wounded two more, one of whom was a police officer from the city of Chattanooga. Abdulazeez was taken into custody after the shooting. Both the collection of evidence and the carrying out of the tests are currently still under progress.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in conjunction with its peers in other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, will continue to work diligently on this complex investigation. About 250 FBI agents are currently working on the ground in Chattanooga, while more agents are working in other parts of the country and throughout the world to follow up on approximately 400 leads related to the investigation.
A law enforcement news briefing was held today in Chattanooga in order to offer information regarding the timeline of events that took place on July 16, 2015. The events that took place on that day took place in Chattanooga. The following individuals were present and participated in this press briefing: The Commanding Officer, Major General Paul W. Briar General of the 4th Marine Division for the United States Marine Corps; Rear Admiral Mary M. Jackson, Commander of the Navy Southeast Region for the United States Navy; NCIS Assistant Special Agent in Charge Michael Keleher, from the NCIS Central Field Office; FBI Special Agent in Charge Ed Reinhold, from the Knoxville Field Office; ATF Special Agent in Charge Steven Gerido, from the Nashville Field Office; and Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Smith.