Well, the “lone wolf” hoopla surrounding Chattanooga shooter Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez seems to be falling by the wayside – and fast!
Apparently, Abdulazeez was spotted at a gun range in the days before the attack at the Army and Marine Reserve center with three other men with long beards.
Abdulazeez was reportedly spotted with three other men who were wearing long beards like Abdulazeez. All four were reportedly practice shooting.
The claim has not been confirmed by law enforcement but several sources told WDEF the men were likely spotted at Prentice Cooper Gun Range.
When News 12 arrived at the gun range, several men who were practicing shooting said a man who claimed to be a former Marine arrived at the range Saturday morning and said he was doing his own investigation to see if Abdulazeez had been shooting at that location.
The men said he asked multiple groups of people who were at the range.
CBS News is also reporting that Abdulazeez told his co-workers that he and a group of guys recently went shooting at a gun range. CBS News got its information from law enforcement sources who interviewed Abdulazeez’s co-workers.
According to a published CBS News report, the men reportedly shot rifles, BB guns and pistols last month.
The report says the “claim has not been confirmed by law enforcement but several sources told WDEF the men were likely spotted.”
Obviously, all leads must be followed by local police and Homeland Security in order to be certain Abdulazeez was with these other men.
If found to be 100% confirmed that the four men were together at the range, hopefully we can track these guys down and question them heavily before something else devastating occurs.