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

11 a.m.

The mayor's office in Springfield, Massachusetts, says one of the Marines killed in Tennessee grew up in the city.

Mayor Dominic Sarno identified the Marine as Sgt. Thomas Sullivan.

Sarno says in a statement that Sullivan's death is "is a tragic loss not just for the Springfield community but for our entire nation."

Masslive.com reports that the 40-year-old Sullivan's family now lives in the nearby community of Hampden.

Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered U.S. and state flags on public buildings in Massachusetts to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the four Marines killed Thursday in Tennessee.

Baker said on Facebook: "God Bless Tom Sullivan and his family and friends."

Authorities say a 24-year-old, Kuwait-born engineer killed the Marines at two military facilities in Chattanooga. He was shot and killed by police.

Take a look at the suspect and the pictures from the scene in this gallery:

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The Latest: Marine slain in Chattanooga grew up in Mass.
CHATTANOOGA, TN - JULY 16: Evidence markers sit on the ground at the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to reports, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire on a military recruiting station at a strip mall and then killed four U.S. Marines at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy at another location more than seven miles away, where the gunmen himself was also killed. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)
This April 2015 booking photo released by the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office shows a man identified as Mohammad Youssduf Adbulazeer after being detained for a driving offense. A U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity identified the gunman in shootings at two Chattanooga military facilities as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who shares the same age and address as the man in the photo. (Hamilton County Sheriffs Office via AP)
CHATTANOOGA, TN - JULY 16: An angel statue sits in a makeshift memorial near the scene of a shooting at a Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to reports, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire on a military recruiting station at a strip mall and then killed four U.S. Marines at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy at another location more than seven miles away, where the gunmen himself was also killed. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)
CHATTANOOGA, TN - JULY 16: Zach, Zoe and Melissa Cates add to a makeshift memorial near the scene of a shooting at a Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to reports, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire on a military recruiting station at a strip mall and then killed four U.S. Marines at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy at another location more than seven miles away, where the gunmen himself was also killed. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)
CHATTANOOGA, TN - JULY 16: A makeshift memorial is sits outside of the scene of a shooting at a Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to reports, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire on a military recruiting station at a strip mall and then killed four U.S. Marines at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy at another location more than seven miles away, where the gunmen himself was also killed. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)
CHATTANOOGA, TN - JULY 16: Chattanooga Mayor Andy Burke (R) speaks as Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (L) and Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher (2nd L) listen during a press conference at the 911 Communications Center on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to reports, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire on a military recruiting station at a strip mall and then killed four U.S. Marines at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy at another location more than seven miles away, where the gunmen himself was also killed. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)
CHATTANOOGA, TN - JULY 16: Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher during a press conference at the 911 Communications Center on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to reports, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire on a military recruiting station at a strip mall and then killed four U.S. Marines at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy at another location more than seven miles away, where the gunmen himself was also killed. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)
CHATTANOOGA, TN - JULY 16: Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher (R) speaks as Chattanooga Mayor Andy Burke (L), Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (2nd L) listen during a press conference at the 911 Communications Center on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to reports, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire on a military recruiting station at a strip mall and then killed four U.S. Marines at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy at another location more than seven miles away, where the gunmen himself was also killed. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)
CHATTANOOGA, TN - JULY 16: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam speaks during a press conference at the 911 Communications Center on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to reports, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire on a military recruiting station at a strip mall and then killed four U.S. Marines at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy at another location more than seven miles away, where the gunmen himself was also killed. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)
CHATTANOOGA, TN - JULY 16: Bullet holes are seen in the glass of a Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to reports, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire on a military recruiting station at a strip mall and then killed four U.S. Marines at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy at another location more than seven miles away, where the gunmen himself was also killed. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)
CHATTANOOGA, TN - JULY 16: Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team work the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to reports, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire on a military recruiting station at a strip mall and then killed four U.S. Marines at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy at another location more than seven miles away, where the gunmen himself was also killed. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)
An investigator searches under a vehicle parked outside an Armed Forces Career Center,Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. A gunman opened fire outside the building Thursday morning. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
In this frame from video, law enforcement officers surround a house in Hixson, Tenn., Thursday, July 16, 2015. A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at two sites a few miles apart in Chattanooga, killing several, officials said. The attacker was also killed. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)
The windows of the Armed Forces Recruitment Center have several bullet holes from a shooting as the area is cordoned off with blue shell casing markers in the parking lot on Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tenn. At least two military facilities in Tennessee were attacked in shootings Thursday. (Tim Barber/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
US President Barack Obama (L) speaks during a meeting with FBI Director James Comey (R) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2015, on the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee. US President Barack Obama said the 'heartbreaking' shootings in Chattanooga that killed four Marines appeared to be the work of a lone gunman. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A police officer investigates outside the Armed Forces Career Center after a gunman opened fire on the building Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Authorities say there were multiple casualties including the gunman. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Police officers enter the Armed Forces Career Center through a bullet-riddled door after a gunman opened fire on the building Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Authorities say there were multiple casualties including the gunman. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Clendenen guards the top of the C.B. Robinson Bridge at Amnicola Highway after a morning shooting near the Naval Reserve Center, in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Thursday, July 16, 2015.Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said there's "an officer down" at a military reserve center. (Tim Barber/ChattanoogaTimes Free Press via AP)
In this image made from video and released by WRCB-TV, authorities work an active shooting scene on amincola highway near the Naval Reserve Center, in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says police are pursuing an active shooter after reports of a shooting at the military reserve center. (WRCB-TV via AP) 
In this image made from video and released by WRCB-TV, authorities work an active shooting scene on amincola highway near the Naval Reserve Center, in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says police are pursuing an active shooter after reports of a shooting at the military reserve center. (WRCB-TV via AP)
A highway patrolman stands guard atop the C.B. Robinson Bridge as police and emergency vehicles crowd Amnicola Highway after a morning shooting near the Naval Reserve Center, in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said there's "an officer down" at a military reserve center. (Tim Barber/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
Police and emergency vehicles block Amnicola Highway after a morning shooting near the Naval Reserve Center, in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said there's "an officer down" at a military reserve center. (Tim Barber/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
Reserve Recruitment personnel stand outside a Navy recruiting building as the area is cordoned off with blue shell casing markers in the parking lot on Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tenn. At least two military facilities in Tennessee were attacked in shootings Thursday, including one at a Navy recruiting building, officials said. (Tim Barber/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
Chattanooga police talk to Reserve Recruitment Center personnel at the Lee Hwy office as the area is cordoned off with blue shell casing markers in the parking lot on Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tenn. At least two military facilities in Tennessee were attacked in shootings Thursday, including one at a Navy recruiting building, officials said. (Tim Barber/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) 
Store employees look out their door next to the Reserve Recruitment Center as the area is cordoned off after a shooting on Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tenn. At least two military facilities in Tennessee were attacked in shootings Thursday, including one at a Navy recruiting building, officials said. (Tim Barber/ChattanoogaTimes Free Press via AP)
In this image made from video and released by WRCB-TV, authorities work an active shooting scene on amincola highway near the Naval Reserve Center, in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says police are pursuing an active shooter after reports of a shooting at the military reserve center. (WRCB-TV via AP) 
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10:40 a.m.

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

Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, told reporters Friday that arming troops in those offices could cause more problems than it might solve.

Odierno said there are legal issues involved in allowing troops at the centers to carry guns. He says those forces will always be a bit vulnerable because the centers need to be open and accessible to the public.

A notice went out Thursday to Army locations reminding them of protection measures.

A gunman shot and killed four Marines at a Chattanooga reserve center Thursday.

10:30 a.m.

A property manager who worked across the street from one of the shooting sites in Chattanooga says the full realization of what happened has hit him the day after the attacks.

Keith Wheatley, who works near the recruiting center that was hit by a barrage of shots, said the parking lot is full of flowers and flags and mementos. Cars are driving slowly to gawk at the devastated storefront. It's somber, he said.

"They call this domestic terrorism," said Wheatley, who was also a Marine and served in Hawaii in the 1970s. "But terrorism is terrorism, no matter where it is. This has come to our shores and our hometowns and our cities. And I'm pretty sure it's here to stay."

An Air Force recruiter told him he was standing in his office when a TV just to his right exploded and the wall just to his left ripped open. He wasn't injured, Wheatley said, "by the grace of God."

8:50 a.m.

A federal law enforcement official says authorities are continuing to search the computer belonging to the gunman who killed four Marines in Chattanooga, but as of Friday morning, haven't found an extensive online presence.

The official says they also haven't uncovered evidence suggesting Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was directly inspired by the Islamic State militant group. But the official says the review is continuing.

The official, who asked not to be identified, did not mention any other terrorist-related groups. The official insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly since the investigation is still in progress.

Authorities say Abdulazeez opened fire Thursday at a military recruiting center and another military site before his own death.

Friday 8:10 a.m.

The 24-year-old man who authorities say attacked two military facilities Thursday in Chattanooga and killed four Marines is believed to have been arrested for drunken driving in April.

A booking report and mug shot from Hamilton County shows a Mohammad Youssduf Adulazeer was charged with first offense drunken driving on April 20 and arrested by the Chattanooga Housing Authority. His age and address match the suspect of the man authorities say attacked the military facilities, though the spelling of his name is slightly different from Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. Federal authorities and public records have given several spellings of the name.

The online booking report doesn't give the status of the case, saying only that he was charged.

Thursday 7 p.m.

A United States official says there's no indication that the suspected Chattanooga gunman was under investigation by the FBI or on the radar of federal law enforcement at the time of the shooting.

The official was briefed on the investigation but was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The FBI says the gunman opened fire Thursday at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart, killing at least four Marines.

A U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity identified the gunman as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tennessee, though the exact spelling of his first name was in dispute, with federal authorities and records giving at least four variations.

6:30 p.m.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says she's directing the FBI to take the lead on a "national security" investigation into the Chattanooga attacks.

In a statement Thursday, she said the two shootings at military sites in Chattanooga represented a "heinous attack."

The shooting at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles away killed four Marines.

The attacker is also dead.

Federal authorities have not identified a motive but have said they are investigating the possibility it was an act of terrorism.

6:27 p.m.

The U.S. National Counterterrorism Center is reporting no apparent nexus to terrorism has been uncovered in the investigation of the fatal shootings in Tennessee, but intelligence officials are monitoring the investigation closely.

It also says there has been no credible claim of responsibility so far for anyone who might have influenced the gunman, who also was killed.

Those details were in a report the counterterrorism center circulated Thursday evening to U.S. law enforcement agencies. The Associated Press reviewed the report.

Even though the report says there was no connection uncovered so far to terrorism, it described efforts by the Islamic State group to revitalize homegrown extremists to conduct physical attacks inside the United States.

6:17 p.m.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is expressing condolences for four Marines killed in shootings in Tennessee. He called the victims "four heroes."

Maybus says "the tragedy in Chattanooga is both devastating and senseless."

The Marines were killed at the Navy Operational Support Center, often referred to as a "reserve center." It's used by both Navy and Marine personnel to provide training and readiness support for reserve components to support the services. The Navy maintains 123 such facilities across the United States and its territories.

5:45 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has described the shootings as an episode of "senseless violence" that she linked to other recent mass shootings.

"It's terrible when we lose Marines anywhere in the world. But to lose four in Chattanooga, Tennessee is just heartbreaking," she told reporters after holding her first town hall event in New Hampshire.

Authorities and officials say the Marines were killed in two separate attacks at military facilities in Chattanooga.

"I hope that we can find a way to stop this kind of violence that is stalking our children and people in study and people who wear the uniform of our country," Clinton said.

5:25 p.m.

President Barack Obama is promising a thorough and prompt investigation into the attack at two military sites that killed at least four Marines in Chattanooga.

Obama says it appears the attack was committed by a lone gunman, but that a full investigation is ongoing.

The president is calling the shooting a "heartbreaking circumstance." He says he's been briefed about the incident and has been in touch with the Defense Department to make sure military facilities are vigilant.

Obama spoke in the Oval Office just minutes after returning to Washington from a trip to Oklahoma. He was joined his counterterrorism and homeland security adviser and the FBI director.

5:15 p.m.

Vice President Joe Biden says the United States will get to the bottom of the shootings that killed at least four Marines in Chattanooga.

Biden says the young Marines killed were part of what he's calling "probably the most incredible generation that this country has seen." He's pointing out that more than 4 million Americans have signed up for military service since 9/11, even though they knew they'd almost certainly be put in harm's way.

Biden says the families of those troops have already given a lot to the country.

Biden is asking Americans to keep the families of the victims in their prayers.

The vice president was speaking at a summit of liberal activists in Washington.

4:40 p.m.

Law enforcement swarmed the house believed to belong to the man authorities say killed four Marines and wounded others in two attacks on military facilities.

An Associated Press reporter saw officers with weapons drawn at the house and two females were led away in handcuffs. It's not clear who these females are.

The law enforcement presence came shortly after a news conference in which officials described the attacks.

4 p.m.

A U.S. official says the gunman in the shootings in Tennessee has been identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

He was believed to have been born in Kuwait, and it was unclear whether he was a U.S. or Kuwaiti citizen. The official was speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing, sensitive investigation. It was not immediately clear whether the gunman's first name was spelled Muhammad or Mohammad.

He is from Hixson, Tennessee, which is just a few miles across the river from Chattanooga.

Authorities and officials say the gunman killed four Marines and wounded a police officer and others in two attacks on military facilities. The gunman was also dead.

3:30 p.m.

The Chattanooga mayor says the killings of four military personnel during an attack on two facilities in the city are "incomprehensible."

Mayor Andy Berke said at a news conference Thursday that the shooter had also been slain. He didn't say how. A police officer and others were also wounded in the attacks.

"I want to say again, it is incomprehensible to see what happened and the way that individuals who proudly serve our country were treated," he said. "As a city, we will respond to this with every available resource we have."

3:10 p.m.

A U.S. attorney says the killing of four people during a shooting rampage in Chattanooga is an "act of domestic terrorism."

U.S. Attorney Bill Killian made the comments Thursday during a news conference. Mayor Andy Berke says two different military sites were "viciously attacked." The shooter was killed at a Naval reserve center, where the victims were also slain.

There was also a shooting at a military recruitment center about 7 miles away.

2:50 p.m.

The death toll in the Chattanooga shootings includes four U.S. Marines and the sole gunman believed responsible, a U.S. official told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

The official said two others, a soldier and a police officer, were wounded.

The shootings happened at two military facilities in Chattanooga on Thursday, sending troops scrambling for safety.

Associated Press writer Ted Bridis in Washington contributed to this report.

2:35 p.m.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says people serving their country have lost their lives in the attacks on two military facilities there.

Haslam did not say how many people were killed or provide further details about who was among the dead on Thursday.

Chattanooga police say the active shooting is over, but they have not said what happened to the suspect or suspects.

Mayor Andy Berke said earlier at a news conference that there was "an officer down" at a military reserve center.

2:30 p.m.

An active duty Army recruiter in Chattanooga says he was at his office when someone opened fire and he heard 30 to 50 shots.

Sgt. 1st Class Robert Dodge, 36, was working at the Armed Forces Career Center off Lee Highway. There are also offices for Air Force, Navy and Marine Corp there.

"We heard one single shot, which kind of sparked our attention. Shortly after that, just a few seconds, the shooter began shooting more rounds. We realized it was an actual shooting, so we then initiated our active shooter drill: getting down low to the ground, moving to a safe location. And we waited until everything seemed to be clear."

He said he did not see the shooter or a vehicle.

Chattanooga police say the active shooting is over, but they have not said what happened to the shooter.

2 p.m.

President Barack Obama has been briefed by his national security team on the shooting involving two military sites in Tennessee.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz says that the president will continue getting updates from his staff as needed.

Chattanooga police say the active shooter situation is over, but they have not said what happened to the suspect or suspects.

Obama was in Oklahoma to speak about criminal justice reform at a federal prison at the time of the shooting. He plans to return to Washington on Thursday afternoon.

1:45 p.m.

Shootings have been reported at two locations in Chattanooga.

One of them took place at the Armed Forces Career Center off Lee Highway. Television images of a door to the center in a strip mall showed more than a dozen bullet holes in the glass.

About 7 miles away, another shooting happened at the Navy Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center.

That center sits between the highway and a pathway that runs through Tennessee RiverPark, a popular park at a bend in the Tennessee River northeast of downtown Chattanooga. It's in a light industrial area that includes a Coca-Cola bottling plant and Binswanger Glass.

The two entrances to the fenced facility have unmanned gates and concrete barriers that require approaching cars to slow down to drive around them.

Police say the active shooting situation is over, but there is no word what happened to the suspect or suspects.

1:30 p.m.

Chattanooga police say the active shooting that apparently took place at two military facilities is now over, but there is no word yet on what happened to the suspect or suspects.

Police said in a tweet: "Active shooter situation is over. Details forthcoming."

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said earlier at a news conference that it was a "very terrible situation." He did not release any other details. Berke said there's "an officer down" at a military reserve center.

It was not immediately clear how many people may have been hurt, or how many shooters may have been involved.

1 p.m.

A woman who says she witnessed the shooting in Chattanooga says she heard a barrage of gunfire near one of the shooting sites.

"It was rapid fire, like pow pow pow pow, so quickly. The next thing I knew there were police cars coming from every direction," said Marilyn Hutcheson, who works at a Binswanger Glass.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said at a brief news conference that police were pursuing an active shooter and there was an officer down.

Hutcheson says she ran inside, where she remains with other employees and a customer. The gunfire continued with occasional bursts she estimated for 20 minutes.

"We're apprehensive," Hutcheson said. "Not knowing what transpired, if it was a grievance or terroristic related, we just don't know."

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