Mayor says Chattanooga still hurts four months after deadly shooting

Chattanooga shooting memorial
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WKRN) –   Chattanooga is still recovering as Monday marks four months since the deadly violence of the shooting over the summer.

On Friday, FBI Director James Comey said a motive in the shooting may never be released.

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on a military recruiting center and naval reserve station in Chattanooga on Friday, July 16.

Four marines and one sailor lost their lives. Abdulazeez was killed in a gunfight with police.

News 2 spoke to Mayor Andy Berke about the impact of the tragedy on Chattanoogans.

“We’re thinking most of all about the families who lost loved ones, about our military heroes who have served out there and have lost their colleagues and also about the people in our community who were truly suffering as a result of seeing this tragic incident in their hometown,” Berke states.

A memorial now stands outside the military recruiting center.

Mayor Berke also told News 2 the city leaders have stayed in contact with the military and the families and they will stay bonded for decades to come.

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