On Saturday, the family of the Tennessee shooting suspect said their son suffered from depression.
According to U.S. media, statement was provided to the Associated Press by a lawyer representing the shooter’s family said they were shocked and horrified.
They said the person who committed the crime was not the son they knew.
The statement went on to say that the suspect suffered from years of depression.
24-year-old Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire and killed four Marines and a sailor outside a military recruitment centre at Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday.
He then died from police gunfire.
Police are still trying to determine a motive behind the rampage and whether the gunman had terrorist links.
His family says they will continue to cooperate with investigators.