Biden to attend memorial service for shooting victims

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden will attend an upcoming ceremony in remembrance of four Marines and a sailor who were killed in attacks at two military facilities in Chattanooga.

Officials said in a statement that Biden will join Defense Secretary Ash Carter, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke at the memorial service on Aug. 15. The ceremony at McKenzie Arena to honor the five service members will begin at 2 p.m.

The gunman, 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, was killed by police officers who responded to the shootings.