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Social Media Information From San Bernardino Shooting

10 Things You Should Know About the Mass Shooting in California

Around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, a mass shooting took place in San Bernardino, CA. Authorities confirmed 14 fatalities and 21 people injured. After a shootout with police, two suspects – a husband and wife — are dead and a third person is in custody, though officals are not certain if the third person played a role in the shootings. The FBI has taken over the investigation and is pursuing the assailants possible ties to Islamic extremists. Here is what else we know from various confirmed social media accounts.

1. The suspects believed to be responsible for the shooting are Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27. They had reportedly been married for more than two years and had a 6-month-old daughter.

2. The male suspect worked at the Inland Regional Center, where the shooting took place, and reportedly left the company holiday party after a dispute with another coworker.

3. The Inland Regional Center is a nonprofit organization that supports people with disabilities of all ages.

4. Both attackers were heavily armed and appeared prepared to commit larger scale attacks.

5. They were also dressed in full military assault gear when they attacked the office building and shot for several minutes.

6. They escaped in a black SUV and were killed after a tip led police on a chase and shootout with the suspects. The FBI has not officially ruled out the possibility of domestic terrorism.

7. Details about casualties are still vague, but at least 14 people are confirmed dead and 21 people are injured. Several hundred people inside the building were not injured.

8. Some presidential candidates have also commented on Twitter.

9. This was the 355th mass shooting in 2015 — meaning there have been more mass shootings this year than days.

10. Obama spoke about the tragedy, expressing frustration at current gun control laws. It was his 15th speech on a mass shooting this year.

We will continue to update this post as more information is released.

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