Franklin, TN (WKRN) – Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who has been identified as the gunman in the Chattanooga, Tennessee shootings that happened Thursday, worked at Superior Essex Inc. in Franklin for three months.
The company sent an email to its employees Friday morning. “We were shocked and deeply saddened that a three month employee of our Company was the gunman of the tragic incident in Chattanooga. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims as well as those injured,” said the document.
One employee told WKRN News 2 he called out sick both Monday and Tuesday. It wasn’t clear if he did the same Wednesday or Thursday.
The employee also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) showed up to the Franklin plant Thursday night and specifically questioned a man he commuted with to work regularly.
Agents with the FBI reportedly told supervisors they didn’t expect to find anything and were there as a precaution.
According to the company’s website, Superior Essex designs, manufactures, and supplies wire and cable products.
WKRN News 2 reached out to a manager who said he had “no comment”.
Authorities say Abdulazeez “unleashed a barrage of gunfire” in Chattanooga at two different military facilities, killing four Marines and injuring three others.
The investigation into the situation is being led by the FBI.