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UPDATE: 4 Marines dead in Tennessee shooting

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The latest on the Chattanooga shooting (all times Eastern):
   
2:50 p.m.
   
The death toll in the Chattanooga shootings includes four U.S. Marines and the sole gunman believed responsible, a U.S. official told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.
   
The official said two others, a soldier and a police officer, were wounded.
   
The shootings happened at two military recruiting offices in Chattanooga on Thursday, sending troops scrambling for safety.

   
2:35 p.m.
   
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says people serving their country have lost their lives in the attacks on two military facilities there.
   
Haslam did not say how many people were killed or provide further details about who was among the dead on Thursday.
   
Chattanooga police say the active shooting is over, but they have not said what happened to the suspect or suspects.
   
Mayor Andy Berke said earlier at a news conference that there was "an officer down" at a military reserve center.
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2:30 p.m.
   
An active duty Army recruiter in Chattanooga says he was at his office when someone opened fire and he heard 30 to 50 shots.
   
Sgt. 1st Class Robert Dodge, 36, was working at the Armed Forces Career Center off Lee Highway. There are also offices for Air Force, Navy and Marine Corp there.
   
"We heard one single shot, which kind of sparked our attention. Shortly after that, just a few seconds, the shooter began shooting more rounds. We realized it was an actual shooting, so we then initiated our active shooter drill: getting down low to the ground, moving to a safe location. And we waited until everything seemed to be clear."
   
He said he did not see the shooter or a vehicle.
   
Chattanooga police say the active shooting is over, but they have not said what happened to the shooter.
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2 p.m.
   
President Barack Obama has been briefed by his national security team on the shooting involving two military sites in Tennessee.
   
White House spokesman Eric Schultz says that the president will continue getting updates from his staff as needed.
   
Chattanooga police say the active shooter situation is over, but they have not said what happened to the suspect or suspects.
   
Obama was in Oklahoma to speak about criminal justice reform at a federal prison at the time of the shooting. He plans to return to Washington on Thursday afternoon.
 

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