Sailor dies after injuries in Chattanooga shooting

Photo of Randall Smith courtesy Facebook.
Photo of Randall Smith courtesy Facebook.

One of the victims of the mass shooting at two Chattanooga, Tennessee military centers has died, raising the death toll to five people.

The death occurred two days after a gunman killed four Marines during a shooting rampage on two military facilities.

Darlene Proxmire, the step-grandmother of Randall Smith, a male Navy Petty Officer, called NewsChannel 15 in Fort Wayne, Saturday morning and said he passed away. He was originally from Paulding, Ohio.

Proxmire said Smith had extensive damage to his liver and colon from the shooting. He had a few surgeries at a hospital. He was serving in Chattanooga as a logistics specialist in the U.S. Navy at the time of the shooting.

Authorities say Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, 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 who died. Abdulazeez was shot to death by police.

WANE and AP contributed to this article.

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