Hours after a tragic shooting at two different military facilities, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam flew to Chattanooga to get the latest details from investigators.
"This is horrible day for Chattanooga and all of Tennessee," said Governor Haslam at an evening press conference.
"Our hearts are breaking for the families of the Marines tonight," added Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.
As hundreds of federal agents descended upon Chattanooga, the military recruitment center shot up by the 24-year-old suspect, Mohammod
Youssuf Abdulazeez remains shut down by authorities. Meanwhile, dozens of mourners leave flowers and American flags at the site of the shootings.
Authorities have not said how Abdulazeez was killed. His second shooting spree left four Marines dead. A total of three shooting victims survived the ordeal, including a Chattanooga Police. All of the victims were taken to Erlanger's Trauma Center. One military shooting victim was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon.
The next press conference is expected at 3 p.m. Friday. Locals also plan to hold a vigil at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.