Two suspects that killed 14 and injured 17 more in an open fire attack in San Bernardino, California, on Dec. 2 have been killed by police, while another has reportedly been arrested. After being at large for several hours, they were involved in a high speed pursuit then shootout with authorities.
Two suspects — a man and a woman — were killed after a deadly shootout with police following a Dec. 2 mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. Officers had a house under surveillance in nearby Redlands that was linked to their investigation, and when a dark SUV matching the suspects description left a house, officers gave chase. The yet unidentified man and woman, as well as another man taken into custody are responsible for the death of 14 people and injuring 17 others, but the people of San Bernardino can be rest assured that they will no longer be able to continue their deadly rampage.
Authorities were able to capture the pair who were on the loose after opening fire at Inland Regional Center, a facility for developmentally disabled people. Witnesses said they saw three men in black masks, long rifles in hand, fleeing the scene as law enforcement arrived. While they were still at large, it was reported that the men were white and dressed in military gear, driving a black SUV believed to be a GMC Yukon. However, following a shootout with police it was revealed that the suspects killed were actually male and female. A third person was detained in the area where the pursuit ended, and that individual’s connection to the shooting is still unclear.
Before police were able to box in the shooters, State Representative and former San Bernardino Mayor Pete Aguilar took to Twitter to warn the residents of San Bernardino to lock their doors and stay inside their homes or offices and ensure their safety. Thanks to the FBI, ATF, fire department, Sheriff’s department, and other San Bernardino authorities, the gunmen’s escape — and subsequent fear — has ended.
As the shooters are now dead or in custody, it remains unclear what their motive was to take so many lives.. The victims of the San Bernardino tragedy have yet to be identified, but our hearts go out to their families.
Update: The shooters have been identified as Syed Farook, 28 and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27. After fleeing the scene in SUVs, they were tracked to a home in Redlands, California, where they were killed in a shootout with police.
HollywoodLifers, send your thoughts to the victims and their families during this difficult time.