Breaking: Active Shooter Incident in Tennessee Leaves Five Injured

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WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather

Details are still developing but here is what local news affiliate WRCBTV is reporting:

UPDATE: BREAKING: Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reports five dead in Chattanooga; 4 Marines and gunman.

Gov. Bill Haslam told WSMV, the NBC affiliate in Nashville, that lives had been lost, but he offered no further details.

The gunman fired 25 to 30 rounds at a military recruitment facility, a U.S. military official said. The gunman then drove about six miles to a Navy and Marines reserve center and opened fire there, officials said.

Officials from the city will have a news conference about 2:00pm, where we expect to learn more details about today’s shooting.

Chattanooga police officer shot is said to be in stable condition. No word on others.

President Barack Obama has been briefed about the shooting.

NBC’s Pete Williams reports that five people have been shot: one police officer, and four Marines.

The shooting incident began on the U.S. Naval Recruiting offices on Lee Highway in Chattanooga ended at the U.S. Naval Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway Thursday morning about 11am.

A Chattanooga police officer was shot, according to Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. Both Berke and CPD Chief Fred Fletcher visited the shooting scene and went to the hospital to check on the officer.

The Hamilton County Medical Examiner is on standby, but has not been dispatched to either of the scenes.

Blood Assurance has send multiple units of blood to Erlanger; requesting donations to add those who’ve been injured, shot. The line is growing as people help those in need.

The Department of Homeland Security has activated their Chattanooga Strike Team, other district strike teams have been put on standby.

Tennesse Gov. Bill Haslam’s residence was shutdown temporarily, but has since re-oepned. Additional security is in place at the Tennessee Capitol, and THP troopers are in place around the complex.

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