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Recalling The Chattanooga Shooting Tragedy

On July 16, 2015, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military facilities in Chattanooga. The first location was a recruitment center where one Marine officer was wounded.

Abdulazeez then traveled to a U.S. Navy Reserve center where he killed four Marines before he was killed by police. A sailor was also wounded there and later died, bringing the death toll from the incident to five.

Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock went to Chattanooga to find out how the mass shooting has affected the city and a Marine who survived it.

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Flags in front of the office where four Marines and a sailor were killed in Chattanooga on July 16, 2015. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
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Flags in front of the office where four Marines and a sailor were killed in Chattanooga on July 16, 2015. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is pictured next to a Marine flag presented to him after the shootings last summer. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
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Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is pictured next to a Marine flag presented to him after the shootings last summer. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
A memorial for the four Marines and a sailor killed in the Chattanooga shooting. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
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A memorial for the four Marines and a sailor killed in the Chattanooga shooting. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
One of the sites of the Chattanooga military recruitment office shootings. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
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One of the sites of the Chattanooga military recruitment office shootings. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)