This is bloody awful. Here is how the Chattanooga Times Free Press describes what has happened:
Four members of the military were killed in two attacks on military centers in separate parts of Chattanooga by a unknown gunman, leading to lockdowns at local hospitals as well as the Army Recruiting Center on Lee highway as well as the Naval and Marine Reserve Center at the Chattanooga Riverpark, where shots were fired.
At least four Marines were killed and one police officer was shot in the attacks, according to multiple sources.
The shooter is dead, according to reports, and police say this is no longer an active shooting situation.
One can only hope the police officer survives his injuries.
At this point, the shooter has not been identified.
Yet after having read what happened today I cannot help but be reminded of what has happened in the recent past.