Killings of US Marine heartbreaking, says Obama


WASHINGTON, Jul 17: US President Barack Obama has voiced deep regret over two shootings in the state of Tennessee that left at least four members of the United States Marine Corps dead.  
“We don’t know yet all the details, we know that what appears to be a lone gunman carried out these attacks. We have identified a name,” Obama said on Thursday after he was briefed by FBI Director James Comey.
“It is a heartbreaking circumstance for these individuals who have served our country with great valor to be killed in this fashion,” Obama told reporters in the Oval Office.
Shootings at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday left five people dead, including four Marines and the lone gunman, according to officials.
Investigators were seeking to determine on Thursday night what led 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, identified as the shooter by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to open fire at the Marines.
The shooter, a naturalized US citizen who was born in Kuwait, is also dead, according to local police.


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