Tennessee shooting: Killer is Kuwaiti by birth
This is a tragedy that has stunned the entire United States. Merely a day before the largest Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr 2015, a Muslim youth, an engineering graduate, gunned down four marines and a police official.
Officials have finally revealed the details of the gunman who has finally been identified. The killer in the Chattanooga military installation shooting has been recognized as 24-year-old Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez. Reports suggest that Abdulazeez is of Kuwaiti descent.
The attacker who was also killed on the spot is from Hixson, Tennessee, which is just a few miles across the river from Chattanooga. He was booked for a DUI in April 2015.
In the meantime reports suggest that police led two females out of the house where Abdulazeez lived in handcuffs. Abdulazeez allegedly killed four Marines and shot one police officer in the attack at Amnicola Highway. A soldier and a police officer were wounded in the attack, according to the Associated Press. Dennis Pedigo, a Chattanooga police officer, is in stable condition.
There are indications that Youssuf Abdulazeez attended UTC, spokesman Chuck Cantrell said, and graduated in 2012 with a degree in engineering. Meanwhile a young woman who attended Red Bank High School with Abdulazeez said he was a quiet kid, but well-liked. “He was friendly, funny, kind,” said Kagan Wagner. “I never would have thought it would would be him.”
There is no denying the fact there is an immediate need for Muslim leaders to try and work towards creating awareness agaisnst extremism and extremist ideologies. Many Muslim youths can be a sitting duck for such tendencies and their is real need tp defeat such ideas.
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