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.

The San Bernardino suspects: A couple with a baby https://t.co/2euqZcVRHY
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 3, 2015

What we know about the married couple police say killed 14 people in San Bernardino: https://t.co/EoGW1Rdec3 pic.twitter.com/vu0qXOR6rc
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 3, 2015

Latest on California shootings: California shooting suspect traveled to Saudi Arabia this year, returned with wife https://t.co/Mp3qdKBZxI
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 3, 2015

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.

FBI says workplace violence one possibility in San Bernardino shootings, terrorism is another: https://t.co/aVtHi11EEW
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 3, 2015

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

Yesterday at the Inland Regional Center, reported site of today's mass shooting... https://t.co/jbEPTwbUtY
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 2, 2015

SBFD units responding to reports of 20 victim shooting incident in 1300 block of S. Waterman. SBPD is working to clear the scene.
— San Bernardino Fire (@SBCityFire) December 2, 2015

ACTIVE SHOOTER:Area of Orange Show Rd/ Waterman Ave near Park Center, & surrounding area remains VERY ACTIVE. AVOID! pic.twitter.com/5vG0aYW6IL
— SB County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) December 2, 2015

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

Investigators found 12 pipe bombs at the home of the suspects in the San Bernardino shooting https://t.co/ozrWXMuWPc
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 3, 2015

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

BREAKING: It appears multiple shooters in San Bernardino, attackers in 'military style' attire: police spokesperson https://t.co/7m23BVWfsS
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 2, 2015

BREAKING: Police say they're searching for 1 or more gunmen in Southern California shooting.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 2, 2015

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.

FBI: "We do not know" if this was a "terrorist incident." Working hand-in-hand with local law enforcement. #SanBernadino
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) December 2, 2015

BREAKING: Police say suspects in California mass shooting may have left area in dark-colored SUV.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 2, 2015

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.

Shooting at social services clinic in San Bernardino, California, killed at least 14, injured at least 14 - police https://t.co/pO38XYDaSn
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 2, 2015

Three people killed and as many 20 wounded in San Bernardino shooting: https://t.co/k6Q2axifgh pic.twitter.com/Wvg6CqN4n0
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 2, 2015

BREAKING: Police confirm fatalities in shooting at San Bernardino, California, social services center.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 2, 2015

8. Some presidential candidates have also commented on Twitter.

I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now. -H https://t.co/SkKglwQycb
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 2, 2015

Praying for the victims, their families & the San Bernardino first responders in the wake of this tragic shooting.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) December 2, 2015

My thoughts & prayers go out to those impacted by the shooting in San Bernardino, especially the first responders. -John
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) December 2, 2015

Mass shootings are becoming an almost-everyday occurrence in this country. This sickening and senseless gun violence must stop.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 2, 2015

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

San Bernardino shooting:
2nd mass shooting today
3rd since Colorado Springs
355th this year
https://t.co/l2apUvYgg5 pic.twitter.com/U56lv3M32r
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) December 2, 2015

Where 2015's mass shootings have occurred, in 1 map https://t.co/SorUFYAOW3
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 2, 2015

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

"Basic steps" needed to make gun acquisition harder after #SanBernardino - President Obama https://t.co/vG32yQzSZ3 https://t.co/xjIGeO4eRN
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 3, 2015

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