Police: Suspect down after shootout following San Bernardino mass killing

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Police in San Bernardino, California, say shots have been fired and a suspect is down near a dark-colored SUV not far from a social service center where at least 14 people were killed.

It’s unclear if the suspect is related to the deadly shooting today in Southern California. Television footage shows armored vehicles blocking the SUV on a residential street.

Officials say as many as three gunmen believed to be wearing military-style gear opened fire at a social services center, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than a dozen others in what authorities described as a targeted mission.

Gov. Jerry Brown says the shooting at a social services facility in Southern California is a brutal attack.

He said in a statement that “California will spare no effort in bringing these killers to justice.” The governor was scheduled to light the Capitol Christmas tree Wednesday evening, but his office said the ceremony will be canceled.

Police Sgt. Vicki Cervantes says one suspect was shot in a gunbattle with officers and there is still possibly a suspect “outstanding.”

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health has confirmed that several of its employees were inside a social services facility when gunmen opened fire.

The department says on a verified county Twitter account that it’s not releasing any more information because of the ongoing investigation and out of respect for the victims.

The health department says it will be providing services to its employees and their families.

Center President and CEO Marybeth Feild said earlier Wednesday that the department was renting out a conference area at the center for a banquet when the attack took place.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

  • Sirius XM Channels

    I am not a constitutional expert but owning weapons is different than other rights because of the greater potential that doing so has to violate other’s rights.
    It is difficult to imagine that freedom of assembly or freedom of speech can cause mass death to the same degree as people owning weapons.
    The question is how as a society do we want to “regulate” the right?
    It should be possible for a nation to have such a discussion and come to an agreement on what is acceptable and desirable.