The Latest: Fla. governor orders Guard recruiters to armory

Jul 18, 2015 2:44 PM by News Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The latest on the Chattanooga shootings at two military facilities (all times local):


11:35 a.m.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ordering National Guard recruiters at six storefront locations to relocated to their nearest armory after the shootings at military facilities in Tennessee.

Scott announced the order Saturday. He wants a review of security at the Guard recruitment centers, possibly installing bullet-proof glass at the storefronts or video surveillance equipment.

U.S. military officials have said security at recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed, but the Army's top officer said it's too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection.


8:50 a.m.

The U.S. Navy says a sailor who was shot in the attack on a military facility in Chattanooga has died, raising the death toll to five people.

The death occurred two days after a gunman killed four Marines during a shooting rampage on two military facilities.

Authorities say Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center in Chattanooga, then drove several miles away to a Navy and Marine reserve center, where he shot and killed the Marines, and wounded the sailor who died. Abdulazeez was shot to death by police.

The Navy statement did not give the sailor's name. He was identified by family as Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, a reservist serving on active duty in Chattanooga.

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