(NY Daily News) A sailor who was wounded in the Chattanooga, Tenn., gun rampage died early Saturday, becoming the fifth fatality in the shootings, the U.S. Navy said.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith died two days after a gunman opened fire at two military facilities, his step-grandmother Darlene Proxmire told the Daily News.
Smith, 26, was shot three times while working as a logistics specialist at the Navy Operational Support Center, where four Marines were slaughtered in a barrage of bullets, his family said.
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The sailor succumbed to his wounds at 2:17 a.m. Saturday, days after he tried reassuring his wife Angie he was OK after undergoing surgery, the U.S. Navy and his family said.
"When he came out of surgery, and he woke up, he acknowledged his wife. He gave her a thumbs up," Proxmire told the News. "But that was it."