There are unconfirmed reports that one of shooters is reportedly named as Farooq Saeed. Again UNCONFIRMED. pic.twitter.com/vnI8Isqgts
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Reports indicated that the suspect may have been an employee of the medical facility, and is believed to have fled the scene in an SUV.
Police said in a news conference that as many as 14 people were killed and another 14 wounded.
Police used a robot to search for possible explosive devices, and the police scanner noted of a possible IED.
The gunman appeared calculated, a friend of a surviving victim told CNN.
“The guy came in next to her office and I guess started shooting,” the friend said, via People magazine. “They see bodies on the floor. Ambulances are taking people out in stretchers.”
Local officials said they were shocked not only by the attack, but by the target.
“We are a non-profit agency that provides services to kids and adults with disabilities. It’s beyond words,” an employee at the San Diego branch of the Inland Regional Center told People.
While it is not yet clear whether the San Bernardino shooting was an act of terrorism, the massacre did prompt a response from Department of Homeland Security. Flight radar information showed that a Homeland Security Pilatus PC12 has been circling over San Bernardino at close to 7,300 feet. Officials from the FBI and ATF also responded to the scene.
In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, FBI official said they did not know if the attack was an act of terrorism, but officials said the men “came prepared” with long guns and body armor.