Suspects Identified in San Bernardino Mass Shooting
Authorities have identified the duo responsible for a deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday.
Police say 28-year-old Syed Rizwan Farook and 27-year-old Tashfeen Malik, who are married, opened fire at the Inland Regional Center, killing 14 people and injuring 17 others.
Farook and Malik were killed in a shootout with police after a massive manhunt. One officer was injured during the exchange of gunfire.
Police say the massacre began after Farook left a company holiday party at the social services center following an argument.
He returned with Malik, heavily armed. The suspects were dressed in tactical gear and equipped with AR-15 style rifles and two semi-automatic handguns.
Police and federal agents are searching a home in connection to the shooting.
The home is where officers initially saw a vehicle matching the description of the suspects’ black SUV in the hours before the gun battle that killed them.
Police didn’t say if the suspects lived at the home. However, public records show it may belong to a family member of Farook.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Justice Department will be offering “any and all assistance necessary” as the investigation continues into the mass shooting.
Loma Linda University Medical Hospital had two patients in critical but stable condition Thursday morning. Three others were listed in fair condition.
The conditions of the other victims remains unknown at this time.
The shooting is the deadliest since Sandy Hook, where twenty students and six adults were killed.