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Old 12-02-2015, 11:37 PM   #1
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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. At least two heavily armed attackers opened fire on a holiday banquet at a social services center for the disabled Wednesday, killing 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others in a precision assault that looked "as if they were on a mission," authorities said.




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One Suspect Identified in California Mass Shooting
December 03, 2015 - Syed Farook was one of at least two heavily armed assailants who stormed a conference center wearing 'assault-style' clothing and opened fire at a Christmas party
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Authorities have identified one of the suspects in Wednesday's shooting at a social services agency in San Bernardino, California that left 14 people dead and 17 others wounded. News outlets say they have learned from various law enforcement sources that an American citizen named Syed Farook was one of at least two heavily armed assailants who stormed a conference center at the Inland Regional Center wearing "assault-style" clothing and opened fire at participants at a Christmas party. Hours later, two of the suspects, a man and woman, were killed in a shootout with police after the SUV they fled the scene in was spotted in the nearby town of Redlands. A police officer was wounded during the shootout, but is expected to survive.


Armored vehicles surround an SUV following a second shootout in which two suspects were killed and a police officer was wounded.

The Los Angeles Times says Farook was one of the people killed in the shootout. A third suspect was arrested while trying to flee the shootout, but San Bernardino police chief Jarrod Burguan told reporters it is unclear if he was involved in the massacre. The Christmas party was being held on the campus of the Inland Regional Center, which provides services for developmentally disabled people, for employees of the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. Public records show Farook was employed by the department as an environmental health specialist. Burguan described the shootings as a case of "domestic terrorism," but said he does not know what the motive might have been. He said the possibility of a workplace dispute is being looked at. Burguan did not say if the dead and wounded worked at the handicapped center or were clients.


Police conduct a manhunt after gunmen opened fire on a holiday party in San Bernardino, California

David Bowdich, an assistant director for the FBI's Los Angeles office, said it was unclear if the attack had anything to do with terrorism, but added that "we are definitely making some movements that it is a possibility." Early Thursday morning, late Wednesday night California time, Farook's brother-in-law, Farhan Kahn, offered his condolences for the victims at a press conference held by the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Kahn said he had no idea why Farook carried out the attack. "We unequivocally condemn the horrific act that happened today," CAIR executive director Hussam Ayloush told reporters. "We stand in solidarity in repudiating any possible ideology or mindset that could have led to such [a] horrific act."


Authorities guard the perimeter near the location of a shooting Wednesday in San Bernardino, Calif.

Bomb disposal technicians were dispatched to the center after one device believed to be an explosive was discovered on the grounds. Police also deployed a robot at a house in Redlands linked to Farook to search for possible explosives. In comments to CBS television, President Barack Obama said the U.S. has a pattern of mass shootings that has no parallel anywhere else in the world. He said there are steps that can be taken to make Americans safer, adding that officials in every level of government should come together on a bipartisan basis to make such shootings rare instead of normal.

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Two suspects dead after 14 killed in shooting rampage in California
Thu Dec 3, 2015 - A man and a woman suspected of taking part in a shooting that killed 14 people and wounded 17 at a Southern California social services agency on Wednesday died in a shootout with police hours later, authorities said.
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A Muslim advocacy group said one of the suspects was Syed Farook, and introduced a man as Farook's brother-in-law, who said he had no idea what might have motivated the attack. He said his relative was a U.S. citizen. Officials have yet to publicly identify any suspects. The suspects fled the scene of the shooting in San Bernardino, about 60 miles (100 km) east of Los Angeles, and two people died a few hours later in a shootout when police confronted them in their getaway vehicle. One police officer was injured. The shooting rampage at a holiday party on the campus of an agency that serves the developmentally disabled marked the deadliest U.S. gun violence since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, in which 27 people, including the gunman, were killed.


At a news conference called by the Los Angeles area chapter of the Muslim advocacy group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a man who identified himself as Farhan Khan said his sister was married to one of the suspects and he offered his condolences to the victims. "Why would he do that? Why would he do something like this? I have absolutely no idea, I am in shock myself," Khan said at a news conference in Anaheim, California, south of Los Angeles. Farook and his wife have been missing since Wednesday morning, said Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR in the Los Angeles area. A person by the name of Syed Farook was listed on county documents as an employee of the San Bernardino County Environmental Health Department. Staff members from that department had gathered on Wednesday for the party where the shooters opened fire.

The massacre differed from most other recent U.S. killing sprees in key ways, including the involvement of multiple people rather than a lone perpetrator. It also comes less than three weeks after the deadly attacks in Paris prompted tighter security at many public venues across the United States. Authorities said they also detained an individual seen running away from the vehicle, but investigators were not immediately sure that person was involved in the case, Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said at a news conference. Burguan said the two suspects who were killed were armed with assault rifles and handguns and were dressed in "assault-style" clothing. The police chief said he knew of no possible motive for the attack. David Bowdich, an assistant regional FBI director, said authorities had not yet ruled out whether the shooting was an act of terrorism.

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