UPDATE: Active shooter situation is over, per Chattanooga Police. TEMA confirms 5 people are dead, including 4 Marines and gunman, and 2 wounded in shooting at Military Recruitment Center. CBS reports that law enforcement have identified the suspect as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
MORE: Breaking911.com is working to confirm more details After Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke confirms one officer has been shot.
There are reports that there is a “active shooter” in the area.
US officials confirm that the police officer has died of injuries resulting from gunfire. 4 Marines have also been injured in the gun fire, CBS News reported, their conditions are unknown.
The Dept of Homeland Security is activating the Chattanooga Strike Team to search for the Gunman.
Chattanooga State school has been locked down as the developments unravel.
The Governors mansion in Nashville is also on lockdown and extra security has been deployed at the state capitol.
TimesFreePress reports that The 6219 Lee Hwy. shooting is an army recruiting center. Radio traffic indicates shots fired at other recruiting centers in Southeast Tennessee.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in a silver mustang. He was reportedly seen shooting a rifle. He is currently on the loose.
The USNavy confirms there was a shooting at Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke cut short a press conference this morning on a business-related matter, telling reporters than an officer “was down” as well as the shooting suspect.
“This is a very, very terrible situation,” he said at City Hall. “I’m very concerned about what’s going on. We need to figure out how to handle it.”
Police also shut down Amnicola Highway and officers were redirecting traffic from the area.
This is a developing story. Please refresh this page for updates.
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