UPDATE: One suspect shot and killed, another dead following San Bernardino mass
shooting. Dressed in black face masks and tactical gear, armed with long guns and pistols,
they entered a holiday party for county health workers as it was in full swing. The number
of injured in San Bernardino shooting raised to 22 people. Law enforcement sources
identified one of the suspects as Syed Farook. Two separate sources said one of the
suspects was an American citizen, but did not specifically name Farook.
Fourteen people were confirmed killed and 22 more wounded in a mass shooting at the San Bernardino
Inland Regional Center building. “We do have some preliminary numbers of upwards of 14 people that are dead and
upwards of 22 people that are injured,” said Chief Jarrod Burguan of San Bernardino Police.
The shooting was first reported at about 10:59 a.m. at the Inland Regional Center, 1365 South Waterman Avenue.
The gunfire erupted in a conference room where the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health was holding
a banquet, said Maybeth Field, president and CEO of the social services center. She said the building houses many
employees as well as a library and conference center.
Authorities were still clearing the “massive facility”. “We do not have any identification on who those suspects are, we
do not have any motive for the shooting at this point,” said authorities. “The only information I have at this point is they
came prepared to do what they did and that they were on a mission.” It was added that Police believed the suspects
— who were armed with long guns, not handguns — have fled, possibly in a dark-colored SUV.
San Bernardino police Sgt. Vicki Cervantes said that there are believed to be multiple shooters wearing military-style
gear. While no motive for the shooting was immediately known, FBI Asst. Director David Bowdich told reporters, “I will
tell you right now, we do not know if this is a terrorist incident.” People waiting to be reunited with loved ones who
were at or working in the Inland Regional Center should go to the Hernandez Center at 3rd St. and Sierra Way, where
police will meet with them.
Patients have been taken to several local hospitals, including Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, St. Bernardine
Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center. Uninjured workers were shuttled to a church in Colton.
SHOOTING AT SAN BERNARDINO INLAND REGIONAL CENTER
14 Dead, 22 More Wounded In San Bernardino; As Gunmen Believed To Have Fled Scene