[UPDATED 12/2/2015 4:16 PM Central]
Reports are coming in that there has been an “active shooter” situation in San Bernardino, California. Reports indicate that the Inland Regional Center was hosting an event when “more than one gunman” entered and began firing. Local law enforcement is reportedly searching for between 1 and 3 suspects involved in the incident. One suspect is reported as being detained at this time. Information provided at a press conference indicates that 14 people were killed and 14 more injured. According to reports heard on police scanners . . .
The suspect entered the location, acted suspicious, then left 20 minutes before the incident happened [source]. Officers seem to believe that there are two males armed with rifles and wearing “vests and masks,” but witnesses are reporting three individuals with rifles. Other reports indicate there might be a bomb inside the building.
The above is the raw audio feed from the local law enforcement radio channels from the beginning of the event and running for about 12 minutes.
The initial report was for a suspect in black clothing firing shots in the building. Current description is for 3 males of unknown race wearing black clothing and masks. Current scanner traffic indicates that LAPD had contact with the suspect earlier in the week. At 2:33 PM Central the scanner traffic indicated that at least one person was detained in connection with this situation. Police are looking for a black Yukon vehicle occupied by a person with a black mask on their face, and reports indicate that a couple people were seen ditching some black clothing near an overpass some distance from the location possibly as part of an escape attempt.
Wednesday’s San Bernardino, California, shooting occurred at the Inland Regional Center, a facility for people with developmental disabilities. It is unclear how many people were at the facility at the time of the shooting. The center’s Facebook page says it employs nearly 670 staff members at its facilities in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, providing service to more than 30,200 people.
California has the strictest gun laws in the United States, including massive restrictions on magazine capacity as well as an agressive “assault weapons” ban, and has had “universal background checks” since 1994.