Now police are searching for up to three gunmen who killed at least 14 people and injured as many again at a facility serving people with developmental disabilities (Inland Regional Center) in the Southern California city of San Bernardino.
Police spokeswoman says suspects heavily armed and possibly wearing body armor.
“They came prepared to do what they did as though they were on a mission”, San Bernardino City police chief Jarrod Burguan.
Keith Nelson, vice president for the Inland Regional Center board of trustees, said he was told the shooting took place at a conference center being used by an outside group.
Inland Regional Center’s executive director, Lavinia Johnson, says shooting was at conference center her group rented out for a county personnel holiday department, possibly department of health staff.
“We have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world”, President Obama, speaking to CBS News
Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino provides housing and work programs, and therapy and social services to more than 30,000 people with developmental disabilities. It has about 550 employees.