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What We Know About The Suspected Chattanooga Gunman

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez reportedly opened fire at two military facilities on Thursday. This is what we know about him so far.

By Jake Godin | July 17, 2015

What we know about the suspected Chattanooga shooter, so far.

Born in Kuwait, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was a naturalized U.S. citizen. (Video via WRCB)

He graduated from UT Chattanooga in 2012 with a degree in electrical engineering. (Video via University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)

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The FBI is investigating a blog he reportedly wrote with at least two recent posts focused on Islam. 

In one, he described life as "short and bitter," warning that "the opportunity to submit to Allah" may pass other Muslims.

In his high school yearbook, he wrote this quote: "My name causes national security alerts. What does yours do?

His former high school wrestling coach spoke to CNN.

"Mohammad was a great student. He was a good wrestler, he was a smart individual." 

Officials say Abdulazeez was not on the government's terrorism radar. (Video via WTVF

This video includes music from @nop / CC BY NC 3.0.

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