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San Bernardo shooting, California

An unarmed security guard was on duty at the San Bernardino social services center where terrorism suspects Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik drove up in a black SUV, exited the vehicle equipped with masks and rifles and killed 14 people at an office holiday party, a spokeswoman for the center said Friday.

Leeza Hoyt, a public relations specialist hired by the Inland Regional Center — which serves people with developmental disabilities — said she was not sure where the guard was when Farook and Malik arrived and carried out their assault. The guard, she said, typically “roves the parking lot” of the sprawling complex.

The attack took place at a conference center to the south of the facility’s two main buildings. The killings marked the worst mass shooting in the U.S. since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.

The ineffectiveness of the unarmed guard in stopping the San Bernardino assault could revive the ongoing debate over expanding armed security, be it private guards or police officers, to public places in order to cope with the wave of mass shootings in the U.S. over the past several years.

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2015 San Bernardino shooting

On December 2, 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple, shot and killed 14 people and injured 21 others at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, United States. They targeted a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and holiday party with about 80 employees in attendance at the rented auditorium. Before the shooting, Syed Farook had attended the event as an employee. After the shooting, the couple fled in an SUV. About four hours later, the two perpetrators were pursued in their vehicle by police and killed during an exchange of gunfire. The FBI began a counter-terrorism investigation because of the equipment used, the couples’ recent travel to the Middle East, and the discovery of a Facebook post attributed to Malik in which she pledged allegiance (Bay’ah) to the caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), close to time of the shooting. The attack was the second-deadliest mass shooting in California after the 1984 San Ysidro McDonald’s massacre, and the deadliest in the U.S. since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

San Bernardino shooters ‘supporters’ of ISIS, terror group says

CNN – ‎4 hours ago‎
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Investigators Search for Motive as San Bernardino Shooting Deemed an ‘Act of

ABC News – ‎3 hours ago‎
Law enforcement officials are poring through evidence as they try to uncover the motives of Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, who allegedly killed 14 people and injured 21 others in Wednesday’s shooting rampage inSan Bernardino, California — a …

FBI Treating San Bernardino Attack as Terrorism Case

New York Times – ‎11 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON — On the day she and her husband killed 14 people and wounded 21 others in San Bernardino, Calif., a woman pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in a Facebook post, officials said Friday, as the F.B.I. announced that it was treating the

Islamic State praises San Bernardino attack but stops short of claiming full

Chicago Tribune – ‎18 hours ago‎
The Islamic State group’s official radio station has aired a statement saying the attack was carried out by two “supporters” of the extremist group but stopped short of claiming responsibility for theshooting. The radio report did not refer to Syed

FBI investigating San Bernardino shooting as an act of terrorism

Washington Post – ‎13 hours ago‎
In an online radio broadcast Saturday by the Islamic State, the group said that two “supporters” had carried out the attacks in San Bernardino but stopped short of referring to the couple as members. The group praised the attacks but didn’t claim

San Bernardino shooting: what we know

Vox – ‎20 hours ago‎
The FBI is investigating the San Bernardino, California, mass shooting that killed at least 14 people and wounded at least 21 more as a potential act of terrorism, the agency announced on Friday. A couple was allegedly involved in the shooting, San …

How San Bernardino Shooters Were Hiding in Plain Sight

ABC News – ‎1 hour ago‎
The home of the suspected mass shooters believed to be responsible for the San Bernardino, California,shooting this week looks like that of any family with a newborn. One of the bedrooms … in San Bernardino, Dec. 3, 2015, in Redlands, Calif. more +.

FBI says San Bernardino attacks considered act of terrorism; shooterpledged

Washington Post – ‎16 hours ago‎
The FBI director said Friday that the San Bernardino massacre is being treated as an act of terrorism, and investigators are scrutinizing the digital footprints of the husband-and-wife killers to determine who, if anyone, may have known about the plot.

San Bernardino shooting victims: Who they were

Los Angeles Times – ‎17 hours ago‎
These are the names and stories of the 14 people killed in the San Bernardino shooting on Dec. 2, 2015. They lived across Southern California, from Los Angeles and Orange counties, in the Inland Empire and the San Bernardino Mountains that tower over …

San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik: What we know

CNN – ‎19 hours ago‎
San Bernardino shooting: Who were the victims? Mohammad Abuershaid, an attorney for Farook’s family, said Malik moved to Riyadh when she was between 18 and 20. Abuershaid told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that the couple met via an online dating website.

Here’s what we know about the San Bernardino shooting suspects

Business Insider – ‎13 hours ago‎
Two suspects accused of shooting at least 35 people in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday — 14 of them fatally — were a married couple with a 6-month-old daughter, according to reports and investigators. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod

FBI says it’s investigating San Bernardino shooting as act of terrorism

fox8.com – ‎17 hours ago‎
Investigators think that as the San Bernardino, California, massacre was happening, femaleshooter Tashfeen Malik posted a pledge of allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Facebook, three U.S. officials familiar with the investigation told CNN.

Police Face Unanswered Questions in San Bernardino Shooting

ABC News – ‎Dec 4, 2015‎
Investigators in California are working their way through the family history and background of the married couple that turned into mass shooters when they opened fire at a work conference event Wednesday. Suspects Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen …

San Bernardino Shooting Investigated as ‘Act of Terrorism’

ABC News – ‎20 hours ago‎
The FBI is now officially investigating the deadly San Bernardino shooting as an “act of terrorism” after it determined there was “extensive planning” involved with the attack. FBI Assistant Director David Bowdich noted today that investigators had

Who were Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik?

CNN – ‎Dec 4, 2015‎
The couple left their 6-month-old girl with Farook’s mother Wednesday, saying they had a doctor’s appointment. The grandmother became concerned when she saw reports of the shooting and couldn’t reach Farook. Opinion: San Bernardino: A horror that …

Weapons in San Bernardino Shootings Were Legally Obtained

New York Times – ‎Dec 3, 2015‎
The suspects in the San Bernardino shootings used semiautomatic rifles that were legally obtained despite gun laws in California that were intended to ban assault weapons and are widely regarded as among the strictest in the country.

San Bernardino Shooting Suspect Believed to Have Pledged Allegiance to ISIS Leader

KTLA – ‎20 hours ago‎
Malik, 27, was married to Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, her accomplice in the shooting Wednesday that left 14 people dead and 17 injured. Falik was born in Pakistan and lived in Saudi Arabia before coming to the United States on a “fiancée visa.” She later …

San Bernardino shooting victim ‘had argued with killer about Islam’

The Guardian – ‎3 hours ago‎
Friends and family have described Nicholas Thalasinos, one of the 14 people slaughtered in San Bernardino, as a devoted father, husband and colleague, a dedicated health inspector, colourful dresser and outspoken conservative. But as detectives …

Motive elusive in deadly San Bernardino rampage as FBI takes over probe

Washington Post – ‎Dec 4, 2015‎
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Authorities were still trying Thursday to establish a motive for the deadliest U.S. mass shooting in nearly three years, even as they revealed that the two attackers had amassed a large stockpile of explosives and ammunition.

Pious San Bernardino killer showed no outward signs of violence

Santa Rosa Press Democrat – ‎20 hours ago‎
Trinity Cuellar, 2, puts a candle down at a candlelight vigil at San Manuel Stadium, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in San Bernardino, Calif. for multiple victims of a shooting that took place at a holiday banquet on Wednesday. A heavily armed man and woman …

Pipe bombs, ammo found at Calif shooters’ home: Official

CNBC – ‎Dec 3, 2015‎
Police named the suspects as Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, a U.S. citizen who had worked for San Bernardino County for at least five years, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, whose nationality has not been determined. Both were killed in a police shootout following …

San Bernardino Shooting: The Investigation So Far

New York Times – ‎22 hours ago‎
The investigation into the shooting at San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14 people and wounded 21 continued Friday. What We Know. • Federal authorities said Friday that the attack is now being investigated as a terrorist act. • The suspects, Syed

Couple Kept Tight Lid on Plans for San Bernardino Shooting

New York Times – ‎Dec 3, 2015‎
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik met online and married two years ago, after he presented himself on a Muslim dating site as a devout young man who liked to fix cars and memorize the Quran. They registered at Target …

San Bernardino shootings investigated as terrorism – FBI

BBC News – ‎17 hours ago‎
A mass shooting by a married couple that left 14 people dead in California is being investigated as an act of terrorism, the FBI says. FBI Director James Comey said there were indications that the couple had been radicalised. Tashfeen Malik, 27, and

FBI: San Bernardino Shooting Is Being Investigated As A Terrorist Act

NPR – ‎22 hours ago‎
The FBI said it is officially investigating Wednesday’s mass shooting that killed at least 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., as a terrorist act. “We are now investigating these horrific acts as an act of terrorism,” David Bowdich, assistant director

San Bernardino Shooting Kills at Least 14; Two Suspects Are Dead

New York Times – ‎Dec 2, 2015‎
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A heavily armed man and woman terrorized this city on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding at least 17 at a social services center before leading the police on a manhunt culminating in a shootout that left the

Police Identify 2 Suspects Killed After San Bernardino Shooting That Left 14

KTLA – ‎Dec 2, 2015‎
A vehicle that was seen leaving the area was suspected of being involved, and police chased the SUV to San Bernardino, about 2 miles from the initial shooting scene. In the 1700 block of San Bernardino Avenue, the vehicle stopped and officers fired

2 San Bernardino Shooting Suspects Identified After Being Killed in Shootout

ABC News – ‎Dec 2, 2015‎
At least 14 people were dead and another 17 injured in a shooting Wednesday in San Bernardino, California, when gunmen who were heavily armed and “on a mission” opened fire during a function at a center for people with developmental disabilities

San Bernardino Suspect Posted an ISIS Pledge to Facebook After ShootingBegan

WIRED – ‎16 hours ago‎
Police say Malik and her husband, Syed Farook, attacked the County of San BernardinoDepartment of Public Health on Wednesday. The FBI is now investigating the shooting as “an act of terrorism,” David Bowdich, the assistant FBI director in charge of

All fatal San Bernardino shooting victims identified

KABC-TV – ‎Dec 3, 2015‎
Fourteen people were killed when Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire at a social service center in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. … Daniel Kaufman, victim of San Bernardino mass shooting on Wednesday, Dec.
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