Two Suspects Killed and At Least 14 Dead After Mass Shooting in San Bernardino
Two suspects are dead following a shootout with police after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, according to Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.
The suspects, a man and a woman, had assault style rifles and handguns, the Police Chief said. The pair was dressed in what he called assault style clothing.
Police said a third possible suspect has been detained after being seen running from the scene of the shootout.
Fourteen people are dead and a further 17 injured following a shooting in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday.
The San Bernardino Police said as many as three suspects fled the scene in a dark-colored SUV following the attack. Several hours later, KABC chopper footage showed a dark vehicle with its windows shot out as authorities descended on a residential neighborhood.
“The information we have is that they came prepared to do what they did, as if they were on a mission,” Chief Jarrod Burguan said at the press conference.
David Bowdich of the FBI added: “Is this a terrorist incident? I will tell you right now – we do not know.”
The shooting unfolded at the Inland Regional Center, a facility for individuals with developmental disabilities, after 11 a.m. PT on Wednesday. Several hundred people were inside at the time, authorities said.
As the attack was underway, people locked themselves in their offices, desperately waiting to be rescued by police, witnesses said.
Marcos Aguilera told KABC his wife was in the building when the gunfire erupted and that a shooter entered the building next to his wife's office and opened fire.
"They locked themselves in her office. They seen bodies on the floor," said Aguilera, whose wife escaped the building unharmed. "She texted me, she said that she was inside, there's a shooter inside shooting... She said I love you."
Aerial footage from the scene showed triage units set up outside the apparent scene, people being led in lines out of a building and snarled traffic on nearby roadways.
According to Inland Regional Center's website, the nonprofit employs 670 people in facilities in both San Bernardino and nearby Riverside.