(UPDATE) – The Navy said Saturday the sailor shot in Thursday’s attack at a military support center in Chattanooga, Tenn. has died.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, 24, was one of three people injured when a gunman opened fire at the center, killing four Marines. The shooting is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism.
Fox News spoke to Smith’s step-grandmother Darlene Proxmire who confirmed he died early Saturday.
Smith was shot three times when a gunman opened fire at the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Thursday morning. He was struck in the right arm, back and stomach, family members told a Kansas newspaper, the Salina Journal, according to the Chattanoogan.
Navy confirms shooting at Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga; ‘active shooter’ situation over Authorities in Chattanooga said Thursday that the ‘active shooter’ situation is over after gunfire at a Naval Reserve Center and a nearby recruiting facility, which prompted a heavy police response and local colleges a hospital to be placed on lockdown. The U.S. Navy said in a tweet that there was a shooting at a Navy recruiting building on Amnicola Highway in Chattanooga. A police officer was reportedly injured.Law enforcement officials told recruiters at a facility 7 miles away on Old Lee Highway that they were also attacked by a shooter in a car. The shooter stopped in front of the recruiting facility, shot at the building and drove off, said Brian Lepley, a spokesman with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Lepley said the recruiting center on Old Lee Highway has recruiting services for all four branches of the military. The Army recruiters told Lepley they have evacuated and are safe. He has no information about recruiters for the other branches.Related ImageExpand / ContractJuly 16: Authorities work an active shooting scene on Amincola highway near the Naval Reserve Center, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (WRCB-TV via AP)A federal law enforcement official told Fox News that assets from FBI’s Knoxville field office are responding.The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that there is a heavy police presence at the scene along with five ambulances.”There has been several (shootings) at several different locations. It’s a fluid situation,” John Harmon, a spokesman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol, told Reuters. It is not known if the shootings are related. Lee University in Cleveland, which is about 30 minutes from the shooting, was also on lockdown The Federal Aviation Administration said it was holding departing flights at their gates in Chattanooga, with delays projected to last 15 minutes or less.Loretta Blevins, head server at the Track’s End Restaurant about a half-mile down the road from the shooting, says there are about 16 people huddled inside the restaurant. The Associated Press contributed to this report Tiger Alert!!! Main Campus: Confirmed shooting. Stay away from Riverpark. Everyone stay inside, close doors.— Chattanooga State (@ChattStateCC) July 16, 2015″This is a very, very terrible situation,” Andy Berke, the city’s mayor told reporters. “I’m very concerned about what’s going on. We need to figure out how to handle it.”