On Thursday, in an act of “domestic terrorism,” a man identified as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire on two separate military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Authorities said the 24-year-old shot through the glass doors of a recruiting center, before driving to a naval reserve center where he killed four Marines. A wounded sailor died early Saturday.
Abdulazeez was shot and killed at the scene.
This is the aftermath of a tragedy that rocked a Tennessean town and brought in support nationwide.
The four marines killed in Thursday’s shootings include Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Lance Cpl. Skip Wells and Sgt. Carson Holmquist. The sailor who died Saturday of his wounds was Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith.
According to The Boston Globe, Sullivan, 40, went on two tours of duty in Iraq and had earned a Purple Heart for his service. He was a native of Springfield, Mass.
Wells, 21, went to Georgia Southern University before deciding to join the Marine Corps.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 17, 2015
Holmquist, 26, from Grantsburg, Wis., served in Afghanistan. He lived in North Carolina with his wife and child.
— Mary Forbes (@MaryForbes14) July 17, 2015
Wyatt, 37, served in Iraq, Afghanistan and South Korea, where he specialized in field artillery. He lived in the Chattanooga area with his wife and children.
— Carol Costello (@CarolCNN) July 17, 2015
Smith, 26, from Paulding, Ohio, was a Navy reservist serving on active duty in Chattanooga. He was married and the father of three daughters.
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) July 19, 2015
Local and national law enforcement agencies worked together to gather data in the effort of understanding the details and motives behind the single shooter’s attack.
Local community members gathered at the scene to show their support and to honor those that lost their lives.
This report was updated to include Smith’s death.