BY MARINA PADILLA
Early morning on Dec. 2, two shooters opened fire at the Inland Regional Center (IRC), in San Bernardino. 14 people were killed and 21 wounded. Police said there was “some degree of planning.” The shooters were heavily armed and had tactical attire. President Obama said the shooting could possibly be related to terrorism.
The two suspects identified by police are Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik. Sources says Farook abruptly left (IRC) where employees with the county health department were attending a holiday event. According to CNN, “Officers went with a search warrant to the couple’s rented apartment in the neighboring city of Redlands, where they saw a black SUV drive by them, slowly at first, before speeding away. A police car took up pursuit, and the SUV raced back toward San Bernardino. Then came shots from that vehicle, and a barrage of police gunfire in return. The couple ended firing at least 76 rounds, while the 21 responding police officers unleashed about 380 rounds of their own. By the time the last shot rang out, the SUV was riddled with bullet holes. Farook and Malik were inside, dead.”
Additional ammunition and bombs were found inside the couple’s rented apartment in Redlands. “They were equipped,” the San Bernardino police chief said, “… and they could have done another attack.” Farhan Khan, the brother-in-law of Syed Farook, told CNN, “I have no idea why he would he do something like this. I have absolutely no idea. I am in shock myself.” Khan said he last talked to Farook a week ago. Farook, an American citizen, was an environmental health specialist with the San Bernardino County Health Department.
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