Sailor wounded in Chattanooga shooting dies, death toll raised to 5

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Randall Smith

A fifth victim of the Chattanooga shooting, 26-year-old Randall Smith, has died (Facebook)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The U.S. Navy says that the sailor who was shot earlier this week at a military support center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has died.

The death occurred two days after a deadly shooting killed four Marines and injured three others, including the sailor, in Chattanooga.

The Navy statement did not give the sailor’s name. But he was earlier identified by family as Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, a reservist serving on active duty in Chattanooga.

According to NBC, the Pauldine, Ohio native was 26. Also killed in the attack were Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells, of Cobb, Georgia; Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, of Hampden, Mass.; Sgt. Carson Holmquist, of Polk, Wisc., and Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, of Burke, North Carolina.

Authorities say Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, of Hixson, Tennessee, unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center in Chattanooga, then drove several miles away to a Navy and Marine reserve center, where he shot and killed the Marines, and wounded the sailor. Abdulazeez was shot to death by police.