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A police officer conducting a manhunt after a mass shooting keeps watch in a neighborhood in San Bernardino, California December 2, 2015. Gunmen opened fire on a holiday party on Wednesday at a social services agency in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and wounding 17 others, then fled the scene, triggering an intense manhunt and a shootoutout with police, authorities said. REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTX1WX4G

At least 14 dead in California shooting, two suspects killed (Update 5)

A timeline of a shooting rampage at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.

11 a.m.: San Bernardino police receive a report of a shooting at the Inland Regional Center, 1365 S. Waterman Avenue.

12 p.m.: Dozens of people seen filing out of the regional center.

12:25 p.m.: President Barack Obama briefed by Homeland Security on the active shooting situation.

1:55 p.m.: Officials announce during press conference that 14 people were killed, and that the suspects were at large. Courts, schools and other facilities placed on lockdown.

3:15 p.m.: Police chase ends in dramatic shootout that killed two suspects and injured one officer. A male suspect’s body was seen on the street, and a female suspect’s body was pulled out from a bullet-riddled SUV.

5:30 p.m.: Officers search a home in Redlands in 50 block of N. Center Street, believed to be connected to the shooting rampage.

7:45 p.m.: One suspect identified as Syed Farook, the Associated Press confirms.

10:05 p.m.: San Bernardino police confirmed two suspects were Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and 27-year-old Tashfeen Malik. The pair may have been married or engaged.

10:15 p.m.: Officers said they are “reasonably confident” there were only two suspects involved in the mass shooting.

 

Victims:

Shannon Johnson, 45, Los Angeles (DOB: 03/06/70)
Bennetta Bet-Badal, 46, Rialto (DOB: 03/08/69)
Aurora Godoy, 26, San Jacinto (DOB: 02/01/89)
Isaac Amanios, 60, Fontana (DOB: 06/29/55)
Larry Kaufman, 42, Rialto (DOB: 08/12/73)
Harry Bowman, 46, Upland (DOB: 06/08/69)
Yvette Velasco, 27, Fontana (DOB: 04/03/88)
Sierra Clayborn, 27, Moreno Valley (DOB: 06/15/88)
Robert Adams, 40, Yucaipa (DOB: 05/02/75)
Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, Colton (DOB: 10/14/63)
Tin Nguyen, 31, Santa Ana (DOB: 04/06/84)
Juan Espinoza, 50, Highland (DOB: 06/24/65)
Damian Meins, 58, Riverside (DOB: 02/02/57)
Michael Wetzel, 37, Lake Arrowhead (DOB: 04/29/78)

 

Various Known Facts:

> Law enforcement officers fired 380 rounds at suspects, and suspects fired 76 rounds at officers.

> The suspects had over 1,400 223-caliber rounds and 200 9-mm rounds with them and in the vehicle.

> Officers were not immediately able to approach the bodies in the room after the shooting. The sprinklers went off, perhaps because they were hit by rounds of gunfire.

> An explosive device was found in a bag on a table in the middle of the room.

> In the shootout with the suspects, gunfire came first from the female suspect, who was sitting in back of the car.

> A man who was seen running from the scene and arrested on Wednesday is not a suspect.

> Remote-controlled pipe bombs have been found.

> Twelve pipe bombs and ammunition were found at a Redlands home connected to the San Bernardino mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center.

> In addition to the dozen pipe bombs, tools for making more such explosives, and over 3,000 more rounds of ammunition were also discovered at the home, Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said in a grim morning-after inventory that suggested Wednesday’s bloodbath could have been far worse.

> Farook and Malik were dressed for battle and heavily armed when they opened fire at a holiday luncheon hosted by the San Bernardino County Health Department at the Inland Regional Center on Wednesday, killing 14 and injuring 21 others.

> San Bernardino police identified Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, as the suspects in the mass shooting. It was confirmed Farook was an American citizen. The two were married.

> 14 people were killed, 21 injured – San Bernardino police confirm,

> Suspects fired between 65 to 75 rounds during shooting at Inland Regional Center.

> 3 pipe bomb-style devices were found at the scene of the attack. They were disposed of by bomb squad.

> The devices found at IRC were remote detonated devices, law enforcement sources tell ABC News.

> Officers said they are “reasonably confident” there were only two suspects involved in the mass shooting.

> Authorities continue to investigate a home in Redlands that was confirmed to be connected to one of the gunmen in the deadly mass shooting.

> The two suspects were listed on home’s rental agreement but it’s unknown whether they actually lived there.

> Farook and Malik were killed in a massive shootout with police a mile south of the IRC building. San Bernardino police were chasing a dark SUV before the incident ended in gunfire.

> SUV involved in chase was rented by one of the suspects three to four days ago

> Four guns that were used in San Bernardino shooting were purchased legally, law enforcement sources tell ABC News

> Two officers were injured – one shot in the leg, one wounded by glass or shrapnel. Both injuries were not life-threatening.

> California State University, San Bernardino is back open Thursday. A hotline was provided for staff and students: (909) 537-5999

> Inland Regional Center is comprised of three buildings. The shooting occurred in the building with the main auditorium during a holiday luncheon for the San Bernardino County Health Department.

> Approximately 550 people typically work at the Inland Regional Center on an average day, a regional center employee told Eyewitness News.

> Patients were transported to multiple area hospitals, including Loma Linda University Medical Center, Arrowhead Medical Center, Patton State Hospital

> ATF, FBI agents assisting local agencies.

> The couple left their 6-month-old girl with Farook’s grandmother Wednesday and said they had a doctor’s appointment.

> Farook, 28, and Malik, 27, had been married for two years, according to Hussam Ayloush, head of the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim advocacy group.

> A bag believed to belong to the shooters was found inside the conference room. Inside, investigators found three rudimentary explosive devices packed with black powder and rigged to a remote controlled car. The remote for the car was found inside the SUV where Farook and Malik were later killed, a law enforcement official said.

About The Suspects:

Mr. Farook, who is an American citizen, and Ms. Malik traveled to the United States together in July 2014, David Bowdich of the F.B.I. in Los Angeles said at a news conference.

He said Ms. Malik had been traveling with a Pakistani passport and a K-1 visa, a special visa for fiancés that allows people to come to the country to marry an American citizen. A couple has to marry within 90 days; after that the K-1 visa expires.

Mr. Farook applied for a permanent resident green card for Ms. Malik on Sept. 30, 2014, within the legal 90-day limit, a federal official said. She was granted a conditional green card in July 2015.

As a routine matter, to obtain the green card the couple had to prove that their marriage was legitimate, and Ms. Malik had to provide her fingerprints and pass criminal and national security background checks using F.B.I. and Department of Homeland Security databases.

Suspects Linked To Terrorism:

Syed Rizwan Farook — who along with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, carried out the San Bernardino shooting massacre — apparently was radicalized and in touch with people being investigated by the FBI for international terrorism, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Farook’s apparent radicalization contributed to his role in the mass shooting of 14 people Wednesday during a holiday party for the San Bernardino County health department, where Farook worked, sources said.

Still, it wasn’t necessarily the only driver behind the carnage, as workplace grievances may have also played a role. President Barack Obama hinted as much Thursday when he said that the attackers may have had “mixed motives.”

David Bowditch, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, told reporters Thursday that Farook had traveled to Pakistan.

And two government officials said no red flags were raised when he’d gone to Saudi Arabia for several weeks in 2013 on the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims are required to take at least once in their lifetime. It was during this trip that he met Malik, a native of Pakistan who came to the United States in July 2014 on a “fiancée visa” and later became a lawful permanent resident.

Officials had previously said neither Farook and Malik were known to the FBI or on a list of potentially radicalized people. Nor had they had any known interactions with police until Wednesday.

Yet Farook himself had talked by phone and on social media with more than one person being investigated for terrorism, law enforcement officials said.

The communications were “soft connections” in that they weren’t frequent, one law enforcement official said. It had been a few months since Farook’s last back-and-forth with these people, who officials said were not considered high priority.

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