Terrorism in San Bernardino
Shooting is at “Inland Regional Services” which offers services to individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism.
1-3 Suspected shooters. That’s a huge difference. Three shooters is organized terrorism, one shooter is just a mentally unstable disgruntled employee or patient.
3:05 PM EST Possibly an explosive device in the building.
3:08 PM Up to 12 people dead.
3:11 Shooter(s) heavily armed and wearing body armor.
3:14 SWAT team is inside the building.
3:17 SWAT team is finding people inside the building, not known if they are safe or injured.
3:21 “Device” was found and bomb squad is going in.
3:26 SUV with three men seen leaving the area shortly after the shooting, Police have not found the SUV. Was it a terrorism squad that got away?
Above is from Google Earth, shows the complex of buildings where the shooting took place.
3:38 Vechicle being searched for is a black GMC Yukon
3:52 LA Times says “At least three suspected shooters vanished from the building after the gunfire.” This sounds a lot like Islamic terrorism.
4:11 KABC says 3 confirmed shooters with rifles.
4:20 The shooting took place in the building that’s a conference center which was being rented out to a Sen Bernardino County agency that was having a Christmas party.
4:27 What we know so far: three shooters wearing camo and masks enter a room where a Christmas party was taking place, they open fire with rifles, then they quickly left in a black GMC Yukon. Up to 12 fatalities. Unlike most shootings, the gunmen didn’t want to get caught and die as part of the attack. Of course, some of this info could turn out to be false.
4:32 CNN says witnesses reported they saw three men with rifles leave the building and enter a black SUV. It looks more and more like there really were three shooters.
4:38 Press conference to start at 4:45 (or 1:45 Pacific Time).
4:52 Officially announced that no one is in custody. Still waiting for press conference to start.
4:58 Chief says “up to three” shooters. 14 dead, 14 taken to hospitals for “significant” injuries. Police are looking for a “dark” SUV. FBI refuses to say if it was terrorism.
There probably wan’t actually a bomb, that sounds like it was just about the police being extra cautious.