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Bill Lettmkuhl kneels by a makeshift memorial in front of near the Armed Forces Career Center on Friday in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, of Hixson, Tenn., attacked two military facilities on Thursday, in a shooting rampage that killed four Marines. (Mark Zaleski/AP)
Bill Lettmkuhl kneels by a makeshift memorial in front of near the Armed Forces Career Center on Friday in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, of Hixson, Tenn., attacked two military facilities on Thursday, in a shooting rampage that killed four Marines. (Mark Zaleski/AP)
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Marine Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan of Springfield was one of four marines shot dead Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn.

"What do you say to a mom or dad?" Asked Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, speaking to reporters. "Overseas, done a couple tours, comes back in one piece, thank God, and here down in Chattanooga, Tennessee, gets gunned down — assassinated. It's assassinated."

The FBI is investigating whether the shooter, who was also killed, had ties to Islamist terrorist groups.

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Jill Kaufman, reporter for WFCR in Amherst. She tweets @JillK885NEPR.

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WBUR: Western Mass. Native Among 4 Marines Killed In Tennessee

  • "A western Massachusetts native was among four Marines killed by a gunman at a military recruiting station in Tennessee on Thursday."

This segment aired on July 17, 2015.

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