by IQRA CHOUDHRY
A heavily armed man and woman came into a social service center in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, December 2, killing 14 people and wounding at least 17. A shootout between police and the suspects, left suspects Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27, dead. The FBI has considered this event as an act of terrorism and are conducting their investigation accordingly.
Suspects Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27 were killed in a shootout with the police.
The shooting took place at the Inland Regional Center, where employees and the county health department were attending a holiday event. Reports from CNN say Farook worked for the county health department and was at the event. Authorities said Farook left the event and returned later to open fire. They are not sure if Malik was with him at the event before the shooting. Authorities also believe there was a third person involved in the shooting. The suspect is a person who was detained not far from San Bernardino.
The FBI is conducting background checks on the suspects and additional investigation is being done to find out the motive behind the shooting. Explosives, such as pipe bombs were found at the scene and in the building. According to CNN, authorities believe the shooting seemed to be planned out. The suspects were found to have 1,600 rounds of ammunition with them. Law enforcement officers found 4,500 rounds of ammunition and 12 pipe bombs at their home they rented in Redlands, California.
People have sent out their heartiest gratitude and prayers for people who have lost their lives in recent shootings. The government is closely looking at gun control laws and ways to prevent these mass shootings.
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