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Police officers enter the Armed Forces Career Center through a bullet-riddled door after a gunman opened fire on the building Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (John Bazemore/AP)
Police officers enter the Armed Forces Career Center through a bullet-riddled door after a gunman opened fire on the building Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (John Bazemore/AP)
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This April 2015 booking photo released by the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office shows a man identified as Mohammad Youssduf Adbulazeer after being detained for a driving offense. (Hamilton County Sheriffs Office via AP)
This April 2015 booking photo released by the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office shows a man identified as Mohammad Youssduf Adbulazeer after being detained for a driving offense. (Hamilton County Sheriffs Office via AP)

Counterterrorism investigators are trying to figure out why a 24-year-old Kuwait-born man who by many accounts seemingly lived a typical life in suburban America attacked two military facilities in a shooting rampage that killed four Marines.

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tennessee, had not been on the radar of federal authorities until the bloodshed and authorities said they were still searching for a motive. Abdulazeez was killed by police.

Federal authorities were looking into the possibility it was an act of terrorism, but say there is no evidence yet that anyone else was involved - or that the public is in any danger.

A federal law enforcement official said Friday that authorities were continuing a search of his computer, but had not found an extensive online presence and had not uncovered evidence suggesting he was directly inspired by the Islamic State. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly since the investigation was still ongoing.

Officials have said they do not know why the shooter targeted the facilities and have not said what weapons he used.

Even the exact spelling of his first name was not clear: Federal authorities and records gave at least four variations. Residents in the quiet neighborhood where he is believed to have lived said they didn't know him or his family well.

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This segment aired on July 17, 2015.

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