14 Dead In San Bernardino Shooting, Gunmen Sought

by Celia Darrough

Update: On Wednesday, Dec. 2, a shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, left 14 people dead and 21 wounded. Hours after the attack, police pursued information that led to a chase of a dark SUV, which was later determined to be a rental car. A shootout between police and the suspects left both suspects dead. The suspects were identified as Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who were husband and wife.

According to SBPD Chief Jarrod Burguan, the four guns used in the shooting were purchased legally. The suspects were found to have 1,600 rounds of ammunition with them, and at a home the suspects were renting in Redlands, California, law enforcement officers found 4,500 rounds of ammunition and 12 pipe bombs. No official motive has been confirmed, though a source told The Los Angeles Times that investigators are considering a combined motive of “terrorism and workplace.”

Earlier: According to the local police department, a shooting in San Bernardino, California, killed at least 14 people and left upwards of another 17 injured late Wednesday morning. Multiple agencies responded, including the FBI and ATF; a tweet from the San Bernardino Fire Department indicated that authorities were responding to the scene of the shooting that occurred at the Inland Regional Center. The shooting took place at a social services center, the Inland Regional Center, that provides education to mentally disabled people. CBS News reports that a bomb squad also worked to neutralize an explosive device at the scene.

The San Bernardino Police Department confirmed that there is an active shooter situation and asked for people to please avoid the area, and the county sheriff's department indicated that there are least one to three suspects. The suspects were reportedly heavily armed, but have not been caught or identified by authorities; a manhunt to capture them is ongoing. According to the San Bernardino Police Department, the Inland Regional Center had been mid-way through an event when gunmen began shooting. It's unclear what their target or motive was.

Obama spoke about the shootings two and a half hours after the massacre begin. "The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings that has no parallel anywhere else in the world," he said. "We should come together in a bipartisan basis at every level of government to make these rare as opposed to normal."

NBC Los Angeles reported that images of the scene depicted emergency responders giving medical treatment to multiple victims.

This story is developing...

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