Multiple suspects are the run after killing 14 people and wounding 14 others at a center that serves those with developmental disabilities in San Bernadino, CA.
The FBI is on the scene and can’t confirm or deny that this is a terrorist incident. Police Chief Jarrod Burguan confirmed the deaths and fatalities.
The shootings were in the conference center at the Inland Regional Center, the center’s executive director, Lavinia Johnson, told CNN. She believes the county’s Department of Public Health was having a holiday party there. Johnson said the fire alarm went off in her building, and people began to evacuate but then the order came to stay in place. Later police came and took people out of their offices.
Witnesses told police they saw three men with long guns, a law enforcement source told CNN. The source said the suspects got into a black SUV and drove away.
The suspects are still on the run. The police chief confirmed that the shooters came prepared and were armed with long guns. The police have recovered no weapons.
This is an active situation with suspects that are still on the loose. No one is ruling out terrorism at this point, but it is clear that the shooter(s) were organized and they came prepared.
Children were shot at Sandy Hook, and nothing changed. A center for people with people developmental disabilities was attacked, and now is the time for people to stand up and demand that action is taken to reduce the number of mass shootings.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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