Suspects Shoot Multiple People In San Bernardino, CA (UPDATED)


Authorities in San Bernardino, California report that active shooters have killed 12 people and injured many others.

According to the San Bernardino Fire Department, the suspects had initially shot 20 people in the 1300 block of S. Waterman. The news broke during the lunch hour.

A local reporter for KTTV FOX 11 suggested that the shooting had occurred at the Planned Parenthood clinic.

A PP office is located down S. Waterman from the incident’s location, but CNN confirmed that the shooting did not occur at the clinic.

UPDATE–2:48 p.m. ET: New reports indicate that 1-3 suspects may be involved.

In addition, 12 people have been shot dead and the shooting apparently occurred at a facility that works with the developmentally disabled.

UPDATE–2:54 p.m. ET: CNN interviewed a man whose daughter works in the building where the shootings took place. He indicated that she had been texting him throughout the ordeal, saying that she was holed up in her office.

UPDATE–3:02 p.m. ET: Check out the live feed of the situation below.

UPDATE–3:04 p.m. ET: CBS News reports that bomb squad personnel are attempting to dismantle an alleged explosive device.

UPDATE–3:08 p.m. ET: Fox News’ Shepard Smith confirmed that there are three suspects. A witness added that all three were armed with rifles and wearing body armor.

UPDATE–3:10 p.m. ET: The name of the building where the shootings occurred is the Inland Regional Center, which specifically serves “developmentally impaired people.”

UPDATE–3:21 p.m. ET: According to the San Bernardino Police Department, the suspects may have escaped in a black SUV.

UPDATE–3:39 p.m. ET: The Los Angeles Times reports that the “suspicious device” found in the building has been detonated. Although the suspects allegedly fled the scene in the black SUV, police were trying to gain access to the building as they believe one of the suspects is hiding inside.

UPDATE–4:22 p.m. ET: The shooting occurred in a conference room in the IRC building that was rented out for another event.

UPDATE–2:26 p.m. ET: Fox News’ Shepard Smith reports that the suspects’ alleged escape vehicle, a black GMC Yukon, was found abandoned.

UPDATE–4:55 p.m. ET: The San Bernardino Police department held a press conference at 1:55 p.m. local time. Chief Jarrod Burguan told reporters that at least 14 victims were dead. Another 14 people were wounded in the shooting.

Authorities were unsure as to whether or not the shooting was an act of terrorism. However, Chief Burguan stressed that the incident appeared to be pre-meditated as the suspects came prepared with weapons, ammunition and body armor.

UPDATE–6:10 p.m. ET: Authorities have provided updates on the injured:

UPDATE–6:24 p.m. ET: At a police press conference, the number injured has been updated to 17. They also confirmed 14 deaths.

UPDATE–6:37 p.m. ET: The police are currently in a standoff with a black SUV believed to be one of the suspects’ getaway vehicles. One suspect has been taken down.

Mediaite will update this post as more information becomes available.

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