Chattanooga gunman tutored Memphis woman's daughter in college - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Chattanooga gunman tutored Memphis woman's daughter in college

(Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
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A horrifying crime hit close to home for one Memphis mother.

"There was just one shot, then there were endless shots, one after another," one witness said.

According to investigators, 24-year-old Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez reportedly opened fire at two U.S. Military locations in Chattanooga.  The shooting left four marines dead and three others wounded.

Abdulazeez was killed during the incident, but investigators said they're looking into the shootings as domestic acts of terrorism.

Back in Memphis, one mother recalled that her daughter attended the University of Tennessee Chattanooga at the same time as Abdulazeez. She said the suspected gunman worked as a tutor for her daughter.

"It's a little scary, especially for my child who is out into the world," said the mother, who did not want to reveal her name.

She said her daughter's interactions with Abdulazeez weren't out of the ordinary, but he chose a high school yearbook quote that made her raise her eyebrows. "My name causes national security alerts," the quote reads. "What does yours do?"

As the nation works to cope with the tragedy, this Memphis mother said she's determined not to judge too soon.

"It makes you a little hesitant about certain things," she added. "You do stop and think, but you still try to get back to not judging people."

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