Sources: Chattanooga gunman worked in Franklin, called out sick this week

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Multiple sources, including coworkers, told News 2 Thursday night the gunman in the Chattanooga shooting worked in Franklin.

It’s believed Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, worked at Superior Essex Inc. for at least the past three months.

One employee told 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 showed up to the Franklin plant Thursday night and specifically questioned a man he commuted with to work regularly.

Agents with the TBI 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.

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 Federal Bureau of Investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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