- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has called for prayers for an Ohio sailor reported as the fifth victim of deadly shootings at military sites in Tennessee.

The death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, a reservist serving on active duty at a Chattanooga reserve center, was announced Saturday by the Navy.

Authorities say Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, opened fire at a recruiting center in Chattanooga on Thursday, then drove several miles away to the Navy and Marine reserve center where he shot and killed four Marines and wounded Smith.

Kasich tweeted Saturday that the killings had claimed another victim and Ohio has lost another hero. He called for prayers for Smith, who grew up in the northwest Ohio village of Paulding, and his family.

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