San Bernardino Shooting Live Updates: 14 Dead, Suspects at Large
At least 20 people have been reportedly shot in San Bernardino, a city located about 60 miles from Los Angeles, and 14 are dead. Suspects are still at large.
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5:06 p.m. ET: “These were people who came prepared,” were armed with long guns and not hand guns, says a police spokesperson in a news conference.
5:01 p.m. ET: Police in a news conference say at least 14 people are dead in the shooting.
4:47 p.m. ET: President Obama issued a statement about the shooting, saying: “We should never think that this is something that just happens.”
4:40 p.m. ET: Center official says the shooting was conference area, and it’s unclear who was meeting, reported CNN.
4:30 p.m. ET: Schools in San Bernardino were placed on lockdown.
4:20 p.m. ET: AP, citing police, say there are “some reported fatalities” after the shooting.
4:10 p.m. ET: The status of the suspect–or suspects–is currently unknown.
3:43 p.m. ET: San Bernardino’s sheriff department said the “scene is still active.”
3:40 p.m. ET: A video of people being evacuated to a nearby golf course was uploaded on Twitter.
People are escorted into the San Bernardino golf club after active shooter took place at Inland Regional Center pic.twitter.com/Afv1MxXp0K
— Micah Escamilla (@MicahEscamilla) December 2, 2015
3:36 p.m. ET: A White Official said that President Barack Obama was notified of the shooting. Meanwhile, the FBI and Homeland Security said they’re worried about the coordinated nature of the shooting.
3:25 p.m. ET: A San Bernardino spokeswoman said the suspects were heavily armed and wearing body armor, reported Reuters.
3:17 p.m. ET: “They locked themselves in her office. They seen bodies on the floor,” said Marcos Aguilera, whose wife was at the regional center, according to KABC.
“People shot. In the office waiting for cops. Pray for us,” wrote one woman in a text message to her father, reported CBS LA.
3:07 p.m. ET: Police are taking up offensive positions, CNN reports.
3:00 p.m. ET: The shooting reportedly took place at Inland Regional Center. Its Facebook page says it employs around 670 people and provides services to 32,000 people. It tries to “work on a personal, one-on-one basis with people with developmental disabilities to make their lives better as they define it.”
3:00 p.m. ET: ABC-7 has live coverage and video of the shooting:
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) December 2, 2015
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) December 2, 2015
BREAKING: Agents from ATF’s Los Angeles Field Division are responding to the scene of the San Bernadino shooting.
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) December 2, 2015
— SB County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) December 2, 2015
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) December 2, 2015
KTLA-TV reported that police are responding to the “active shooter” incident. They say it’s a “20-victim shooting.”
The incident was reported at the 1300 block of South Waterman Avenue, the Fire Department tweeted at around 11:15 a.m.
— CBSN (@CBSNLive) December 2, 2015
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department warned people to stay away from the area of the incident.
It’s not clear how many people were injured. The SWAT team is on the scene.
The area of the shooting. There is a golf course nearby, also not far from the Art Institute, Inland Empire. pic.twitter.com/BfhhhTGuU0
— reported.ly (@reportedly) December 2, 2015
Firefighters have set up a triage center to assist victims shot in the casualty incident, KNBC reported.
Meanwhile, law enforcement agents are working to evacuate people from the Inland Regional Center, Doug Saunders tweeted.
SBFD units responding to reports of 20 victim shooting incident in 1300 block of S. Waterman. SBPD is working to clear the scene.
— San Bernardino Fire (@SBCityFire) December 2, 2015
A “hard closure” was in effect at Orange Show Road and Waterman Avenue and Park Center Circle in San Bernardino, said police on Twitter.
Photos uploaded on Twitter show heavily armed police officers surrounding a San Bernardino neighborhood.
The shooting suspect reportedly was not captured as of yet.
— Michael Rusch (@weeddude) December 2, 2015
Other details about the shooting weren’t immediately available. This is a breaking news update. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.