WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The area around the naval center has been on lockdown, with dozens of emergency vehicles present on the scene, according to media reports.
It is currently unclear if the gunman is still on the loose.
(2/2) Investigating report of shooting at Navy recruiting building on Lee Highway. More to follow.— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) 16 июля 2015
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said in a Twitter message the government would release more details about the incident after confirming it.
Horrific incident in our community. We will release details as they are confirmed. Prayers to all those affected— Andy Berke (@AndyBerke) 16 июля 2015
“Horrific incident in our community,” he said without specifying what happened.
The shooting incident at the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway has been confirmed, US Navy said in a Twitter message on Thursday.
Dozens of emergency vehicles are currently at the scene, according to local media reports.