Who Are The San Bernardino Shooters? Initial Reports Indicated There Could Be More Than One
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: There was an active shooting ongoing Wednesday afternoon, in the city of San Bernardino, California. Although it's not yet precisely clear who the San Bernardino shooters are, the police have reportedly confirmed anywhere from one to three suspects, with Southern California's ABC 7 reporting that three shooters wearing ski masks and using rifles were confirmed. The New York Times reported that emergency workers said a witness described at least two attackers in "ski masks and vests." And there have been some very disturbing figures reported already about the death toll from the attack — according to ABC News, at least 12 people have been slain. This post will be updated with information on the shooters as soon as it becomes available.
The shooting took place at the Inland Regional Center, reportedly a facility that provides care for people with developmental disabilities. The center is on San Bernardino's South Waterman Avenue, and according to NBC News, the fire department has set up a triage on the street to tend to the victims. The situation is, by all accounts, still active and dangerous. The police have not yet confirmed a death toll, but they have confirmed that there are fatalities.
But now, according to Fox News, it's possible that one or more of the suspects may have escaped: the San Bernardino Police have instructed the public to be "on the lookout" for a "black Yukon SUV."