At Least 14 Killed in San Bernardino Mass Shooting; 2 Suspects Shot to Death by Police (Updated)
UPDATE: Just after 10 p.m., San Bernardino police Chief Jarrod Burguan confirmed that Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, had been killed during an exchange of gunfire with police, and added that Farook was a U.S.-born county employee who was in a relationship with Malik. Fox News reported shortly thereafter that family members said the pair were married. * * *
UPDATE: One of the suspects was identified Wednesday evening as Syed Farook, whom The New York Times described as “an American citizen who is believed to be an employee of the county health department.” * * *
UPDATE: As of 5:56 p.m. PST, the Los Angeles Times posted the following details: “After an afternoon car chase, two suspects were killed by police — one male and one female. A third person has been detained.” Also, the paper reported, the FBI had been brought onto the case “after allegations that at least one suspect threw explosives.” * * *
UPDATE: Police gave chase to a black SUV in San Bernardino shortly before 3 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Times. Authorities confirmed that a suspect had been shot in connection with the car chase, but it remained unclear whether the pursuit was linked to the shootings.
At many as three assailants killed at least 14 people and wounded 17 others, according to the Times. * * * From Sarah Lazare / Common Dreams:
At a press conference just before 2 PM PST, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan announced there are 14 people dead and fourteen people wounded as a result of the mass shooting, clarifying that while that number is “reliable,” it is also subject to change.
According to Burguan the “suspects fled the scene” and there is “no word on the motivation of this shooting at this point.”
* * * At least one active shooter in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday has reportedly left multiple victims including some fatalities, but little is known about the extent of the injuries, the motive behind the attack, or the number of assailants.
The San Bernardino Fire Department said on Twitter that its units are responding to “reports of 20 victim shooting incident” and currently working to “clear the scene.”
According to NPR, the incident is “unfolding at the Inland Regional Center, which is part of the California Department of Developmental Services and serves people with developmental disabilities.”
“For the past 44 years, Inland Regional Center’s qualified and supportive employees strive daily to serve more than 31,000 individuals with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino and Riverside counties,” the facility’s website states. “As the largest of the regional centers in the State of California, Inland Regional Center is a nonprofit, private community-based agency that is proud to help obtain services and support for our constituents.”
Authorities have shut down roads near the area. CBS Los Angeles has live updates on the unfolding situation here while reports and updates are being posted to Twitter.
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