At a press conference this afternoon the San Bernardino police department revealed some additional details about the aftermath of the mass shooting there today. According to the police the SUV that was involved in the shootout this afternoon was potentially involved with the mass shooting — the police had a tip that someone at a particular residence was involved, and the SUV was seen fleeing that location. As for the suspects . . .
Two people were killed with the SUV. According to the police the suspects were dressed in “tactical gear” clothing, and were armed with both “assault rifles” and handguns. California has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States including universal background checks for gun sales, registration of handguns, a “high capacity magazine” ban, and a complete ban on the possession of “assault weapons.” In other words: no “gun show loophole.” The make and model of the firearms were not disclosed at the press conference.
The two deceased attackers were described as “one male and one female.” There is a third suspect confirmed to exist, but their condition is not being disclosed. Earlier reports indicate that this third suspect is in custody at this time.