Chattanooga to Mark 1st Anniversary of Shooting Attack

Investigators walk by the entrance of a Navy and Marine center in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.(AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)
Investigators walk by the entrance of a Navy and Marine center in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.(AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Tennessee organizers are planning a day of memorial events Saturday for the first anniversary of a shooting attack that claimed the lives of four Marines and a Navy sailor in Chattanooga.

The Times Free Press reports  that Saturday marks a year since a lone gunman opened fire on two Chattanooga military sites.

Saturday's events will include an interfaith service, a concert, art exhibits and a quiet moment of reflection.

Authorities say 24-year-old Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez shot at a Chattanooga military recruiting office last July 16 before driving to a reserve center and opening fire, killing the Marines and fatally wounding the sailor. He was killed in a confrontation with police. The U.S. Navy Secretary later said an investigation determined the attack was terrorist-inspired.

A Marine recruiter also was shot and wounded in the initial attack.

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