14 Dead 14 Injured in Mass Shooting in San Bernardino
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News December 02, 2015
Firefighters set up triage areas in response to an active shooter incident in San Bernardino Photo: KTLA
As of now up to fourteen people were killed and multiple others were hospitalized Wednesday in an "active shooter" situation involving up to three suspects at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California.
"Up to three people entered the building and had opened fire on the people that were inside," San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said. "They were dressed and equipped in a way that indicated that they were prepared."
The shooting was reported inside a center that serves people with developmental disabilities in the 1300 block of S. Waterman Avenue, according to Lt. Richard Lawhead of the San Bernardino Police Department.
Up to three people were suspected in the shooting, San Bernardino County sheriff's officials said. Multiple agencies, including the FBI and ATF, were assisting with the investigation.
The shooting broke out at the Inland Regional Center, which serves more than 31,000 people with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino County and neighboring Riverside County, according to the center's "About" page on its website.
Loma Linda University Medical Center said it had received four adult patients and was expecting three more. The area near Waterman Avenue and Park Center Circle has been closed to traffic. Drivers were advised to avoid the area.
Up to three gunmen believed to be wearing military-style gear opened fire Wednesday at a Southern California social services center, killing an undisclosed number of people and wounding several others, authorities said.
Witnesses said several people locked themselves in their offices, desperately waiting to be rescued by police, after gunfire erupted at the Inland Regional Center, which serves people with developmental disabilities.
The attack took place in a conference area where the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health was holding a meeting, said Maybeth Field, president and CEO of the social services center. She said the building houses at least 25 employees as well as a library and conference center.
Triage units were set up outside, and people were seen being wheeled away on stretchers. Others walked quickly from a building with their hands up. They were searched by police before being reunited with loved ones.