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U.S. Attorney: 'We Are Treating This As An Act Of Domestic Terrorism'

News is still breaking, but It appears one police officer and several military men have been shot at a Navy reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
U.S. Attorney: 'We Are Treating This As An Act Of Domestic Terrorism'

UPDATE: Officials says they will not yet release any details, but the U.S. Attorney says they're treating it as "an act of domestic terrorism," based on the number and types of weapons.

It seems like there's a shooting almost every day.


The U.S. Navy tweeted Thursday that there has been a shooting at a Navy reserve center on Amnicola Highway in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Navy also said it was investigating a shooting at another Navy building in the city.

Two witnesses, meanwhile, told CNN that someone fired shots at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga.

One officer is "down" in connection with the shooting, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke told reporters.

He was not specific about the officer's condition.

One witness told CNN that she saw a man fire shots at a building that houses military recruiting offices Thursday morning.

The witness, Gina Mule, said she was working at a restaurant when she heard loud noises. She went to a front window, through which she saw a man with "a high-powered rifle" fire multiple shots around 10:50 a.m. ET.

A second witness told CNN that she, too, said a shooting happened at the recruiting center.

"We're all shook up," said Erica Wright, who said she works at a hair salon two doors down from the center.

MSNBC reports:

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said there had been a “horrific” incident, but he had no immediate details.

Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga confirmed to NBC News that it was treating one person involved in a shooting.

It was unclear whether a gunman is still on the loose, WRCB said. Local facilities, including the nearby Chattanooga State Community College, remained on lockdown Thursday afternoon.

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NBC's Pete Williams reports that five people have been shot: one police officer, and four military members.

The shooting incident began on the U.S. Naval Recruiting on Lee Highway in Chattanooga ended at the U.S. Naval Reserve Center on Amincola Highway Thursday morning about 11am.

A Chattanooga police officer was shot, according to Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. Both Berke and CPD Cheif Fred Fletcher visited the shooting scene and went to the hospital to check on the officer.

UPDATE II: NBC says that the shooter is dead, which has been confirmed by officials.

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