14 people killed in Southern California shooting
Angeles: At least 14 people were killed and 14 others injured in a shooting on
Wednesday in San Bernardino City of Southern California and up to three
shooters are still active, police said.
Bernardino police chief Jarrod Burguan said at a press conference that the fatalities
are preliminary. The suspects may still be inside the Inland Regional Centre
Building where the shooting happened, Xinhua reported.
were several hundred people inside the building when the shooting happened and
most of them walked out unhurt. The identity and motivation of the shooters are
still under investigation.
Bernardino County Sheriff John MacMahon said that as there might be one or more
suspects fled by a black SUV, the nearby region are under search and on alert. "We
will do everything to keep public safe," MacMahon said.
director of FBI David Boudich said that it is still not clear whether the shooting
is a terrorist attack or not.
Vicki Cervantes, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino Police Department, said
that the suspect or suspects are heavily armed and were wearing ski masks and
possibly body armour.
shooters burst into a conference room where a Christmas party was held and
President Barack Obama was briefed about the shooting by Homeland Securities
officials and he called for a bipartisan effort "at every level of
government" to address mass shooting problems, local media reported.