California Shooting Incident Leaves 14 People Dead, 17 Wounded

San Bernardino, California – Unknown gunmen opened fire on a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center on Wednesday (Thursday morning Manila time) located in San Bernardino, California, killing at least 14 people and wounding others, then fled the scene, triggering an intense manhunt and a shootout with police officers.

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Authorities investigating the incident initially reported that a total of 14 people were killed and 14 were wounded but later on revised the toll of wounded innocent to 17 people, not including the suspect and police officer who were shot later.

One of the wounded suspect was struck by gunfire while one officer was injured during the shootout but the second suspect might still be “outstanding,” as revealed by San Bernardino police spokeswoman Sergeant Vicki Cervantes who attended reporters during the incident.

In an earlier news briefing with the media, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan stated that as many as three suspects were believed to have made their getaway in a dark-colored sport utility vehicle.

According to reports the shooting rampage in San Bernardino, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, marked the deadliest US gun violence since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.

The Inland Regional Center is one of 21 facilities set up by the state and run under contract by non-profit organizations to serve people with developmental disabilities.

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