Chattanooga shooting prompts Nebraska Guard to arm personnel

Investigators with the FBI work the scene of the July, 16 shooting at the Armed Forces Career Center on Lee Highway on Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. U.S. Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith died Saturday from wounds sustained when gunman Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez shot and killed four U.S. Marines and wounded two others and a Chattanooga police officer at the Naval Operational Support Center on Amnicola Highway shortly after firing into the Armed Forces Career Center.

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska National Guard is arming more of its personnel after last week's shooting in Tennessee that killed five service members.

Gov. Pete Ricketts said Monday that he has authorized the Nebraska National Guard to arm more personnel where necessary at its installations, including recruitment offices.

Authorities say 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez fatally shot five service members at a pair of military sites in in Chattanooga before he was killed by police. The first shooting took place at a military recruiting office at a strip mall. Counterterrorism investigators have not released a motive.

Ricketts says his authorization provides additional protections for service members.

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