Navy has memorial in Virginia for Tennessee shooting victim

Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Chattanooga Police Department escort a hearse carrying the body of slain U. S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith on Amnicola Highway just past the U. S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center on Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Chattanooga. Before the body was taken to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, the motorcade drove past both shooting scenes from last Thursday's terrorist attack that killed Smith and four Marines.

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Navy held a memorial service aboard a warship on Thursday for a sailor who was killed during a shooting in Tennessee that also claimed the lives of four Marines.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, a 26-year-old reservist on duty, was shot last week at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He died two days later. The shooter's motives remain unclear to investigators.

The Navy said more than 400 sailors, friends and family members attended the memorial aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, where Smith served from 2011 to 2014.

"It affects me because I have to come to work every day at the same place where we hung out, where we worked and did everything together down here," Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Avery, Smith's mentor, said in a Navy news release.