Officials in Chattanooga, Tennessee, are responding to reports of an active shooter at a naval reserve center there.
According to the Times Free Press, at least one person, a police officer, was shot and was transported to a hospital Thursday morning. Both the hospital and nearby Chattannooga State Community College were placed on lockdown.
Tiger Alert!!! Main Campus: Confirmed shooting. Stay away from Riverpark. Everyone stay inside, close doors.
— Chattanooga State (@ChattStateCC) July 16, 2015
According to the newspaper, Chattanooga Mayor cut short a news conference, saying, “This is a very, very terrible situation, I’m very concerned about what’s going on. We need to figure out how to handle it.”
Horrific incident in our community. We will release details as they are confirmed. Prayers to all those affected
— Andy Berke (@AndyBerke) July 16, 2015
Citing radio scanner traffic, the paper said shots were also reported fired at army recruiting centers in the area.
Four marines and the gunman have been reported dead.
Update: CBS News is identifying the shooter as Muhammed Youssef Abdulazeez.
More updates will be provided as we get them.