Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez ID’d As Chattanooga Gunman

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July 16, 2015 4:31 p.m.

The FBI identified the deceased gunman who allegedly killed four Marines Thursday in two shootings at military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez.

An anonymous U.S. official told The Associated Press that Abdulazeez, 24, is from nearby Hixon, Tennessee and is believed to have been born in Kuwait. It’s unclear whether he was a U.S. or Kuwaiti citizen and whether he spelled his name Muhammad or Mohammad, the official said.

Officials confirmed earlier Thursday in a news conference that the alleged gunman had also died in the shootings. It’s unclear how the gunman died, however.

A spokesman for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga told The Times Free Press newspaper that a student named Youssef Abdulazeez graduated from the school in 2012 with a degree in engineering.

Federal authorities did not offer a motive in Thursday’s news conference but said they were investigating the shootings as a possible act of domestic terrorism.

This post has been updated.

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