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One of the California Mass Shooting Suspects ID’ed, Brother-In-Law ‘Stunned’
POSTED BY WLAS December 3rd, 2015 0 COMMENTS

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):

8:55 p.m.

The brother-in-law of one of the suspects says he was stunned to hear of his relative’s involvement in Wednesday’s shooting.

Farhan Khan, who is married to the sister of Syed Farook, spoke to reporters at the Anaheim office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Khan says he last spoke to Farook about a week ago. He added that he had “absolutely no idea why he would do this. I am shocked myself.”

Khan says other family members asked him to speak at the news conference, and to express their sadness over the shootings.

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7:40 p.m.

A law enforcement official has identified Syed Farook as one of the suspects in a mass shooting in Southern California.

The official, who was briefed on the case, was not authorized to speak to the media about the ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Police say two suspects — a man and a woman — were killed in a gunbattle with police after the shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

Police say another person who was spotted running near the gunbattle was detained but they have said it is unclear if that person had anything to do with the shooting.

The official did not provide more details.

— From AP reporter Tami Abdollah in Washington, D.C.

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6:50 p.m.

Meredith Davis, a spokeswoman with ATF, told KCAL9-TV the two suspects who died in a shootout with police after the mass killing in California were each armed with a long gun and a handgun.

They were wearing tactical-style clothing that was “loaded with magazines for a gunfight,” she said Wednesday.

Davis said the suspects also threw a thick-gauge copper pipe out of the SUV, but no explosives were found inside.

The fake pipe bomb was equipped with a piece of material made to look like a wick.

Authorities are tracing the serial numbers on the guns and authorities will be dispatched to those addresses.

6:40 p.m.

Law enforcement officers are calling for people to come to the front door of a home in Redlands, California, where tips led authorities investigating the deadly shooting at a social services center.

One of them called out: “This is the FBI.” Officers in riot gear, a bomb squad unit and armored vehicles are outside Wednesday night. They appear to have brought in robot devices.

It’s unclear if anyone is inside the home.

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan has said an SUV was seen leaving the residence earlier, leading to a police pursuit and a gunbattle that killed two suspects in the shooting that left 14 people dead in neighboring San Bernardino.

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6:15 p.m.

The FBI is looking at several possibilities for what drove shooters to kill 14 people at a California social services center.

David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI’s field office in Los Angeles, says one possibility is workplace violence and another is “terrorism.”

He did not elaborate. Wednesday’s shooting left at least 14 dead in San Bernardino.

Police say two suspects, one male and one female, are dead after a shootout with police.

San Bernardino Police ChiPolice say a person was detained who was seen running near a gunbattle between officers and two suspects of a deadly shooting at a Southern California social services center.

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan also said at a news conference Wednesday evening that it was not clear if that person is connected to shooting that killed at least 14 people at the Inland Regional Center.

Burguan says two suspects, one male and one female, are dead.

The chief says tips led police to a residence in the neighboring city of Redlands, where an SUV was seeing leaving. Officers pursued the vehicle, and a gunbattle ensued.

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This item has been corrected to show that police didn’t stop the SUV but pursued the vehicle after they saw it leaving a residence.

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5:45 p.m.

Police say two suspects, one male and one female, are dead after the shooting at a Southern California social services center.

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan also said at a news conference Wednesday evening that authorities found what they believe is an explosive device at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Bomb squads were working on it.

The FBI says it’s a possibility that the shooting is “terrorism.”

Burguan says the suspects were wearing “assault-style clothing” and were both armed with assault rifles and handguns.

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5:35 p.m.

A witness says he saw a black SUV pull slowly away from a Southern California social services center where gunmen opened fire as people ran frantically from the building.

Glenn Willwerth says he locked up his paper business across the street and went outside with a gun. He heard 10 to 15 shots and saw an SUV with blacked-out windows drive away.

Authorities say at least 14 people were killed and more than a dozen others injured at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

Willwerth described seeing people carry one injured woman out. He also saw a pair of empty boots on a sidewalk, followed by a trail of blood.

Police say a gunbattle between occupants of an SUV and police not far from the original shooting scene left one suspect shot. Another is possibly “outstanding.”

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5:05 p.m.

Police are serving a search warrant on a home in Redlands, California, in connection with the deadly shooting at a social services facility in neighboring San Bernardino.

City spokesman Carl Baker says Redlands police are assisting San Bernardino police in the search connected to the Wednesday morning shooting that killed at least 14 people and wounded more than a dozen others.

An Associated Press reporter watched as a half-dozen vehicles carrying helmeted police drove into the area. One officer carrying an assault rifle ordered reporters to clear the area, and an armored vehicle parked outside a row of homes.

The action followed a gunbattle between occupants of an SUV and San Bernardino police not far from the original shooting scene.

4:35 p.m.

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.

Authorities say the shooting killed at least 14 people and wounded more than a dozen others at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

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.ef Jarrod Burguan says authorities found what they believe is an explosive device at the Inland Regional Center where the mass shooting occurred.

Burguan also says one other person was detained who was seen running near a gunbattle, but it’s not clear if that person is connected to the mass shooting.

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5:50 p.m.

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