Death toll climbs to 5 in Chattanooga shooting: US military

A US sailor has died of injuries after the shootings on military centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the US Navy said on Saturday.

Chattanooga: A US sailor has died of injuries after the shootings on military centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the US Navy said on Saturday.

He becomes the fifth person to die after being shot Thursday by Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, who opened fire on two military centers. The gunman, a naturalised US citizen born in Kuwait, died in a shootout with police.

The Navy statement said that the latest victim, a Navy petty officer, succumbed to his wounds.

The Navy said his name would not be released for the next 24 hours pending notification of next-of-kin.

Four Marines also died in Thursday's attack, which authorities are treating as an "act of terrorism."

Some officials have said they believe the evidence points to an attack inspired by the Islamic State extremist group.

The FBI has asked foreign intelligence agencies to help trace Abdulazeez's movements and activities abroad, and analysts will be tracing his activity on social media, officials said.  

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