by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
San Bernadino law enforcement authorities report a mass shooting involving at least 20 victims just before 11 a.m. Pacific time. Local news reports suggest that there are between one and three suspects, wearing masks and possibly body armor as well.
Last report is that “at least 12 people” have been killed, 8 injured, and as many as three gunmen may still be at large. There may also be a hostage situation, and bomb squad has been called in to “detonate” an IED.
SBFD units responding to reports of 20 victim shooting incident in 1300 block of S. Waterman. SBPD is working to clear the scene.
— San Bernardino Fire (@SBCityFire) December 2, 2015
Some media reports have bizarrely tried to lie the attack to a local Planned Parenthood clinic — including FoxNews’ Sheppard Smith. However, the clinic is over a mile away from the site of the shooting, according to Google Maps (below)
There are reports of hostages as police try to evacuate the scene.
Triage center setup in middle of intersection re: active shooter, San Bernadino, CA (Image WKABC) pic.twitter.com/55i4245men
— Declan Flynn (@jdeclanflynn) December 2, 2015
It is unclear how many of the 20 victims are dead, though Fox News is reporting as many as 12 victims.
— Doug Saunders (@crimeshutterbug) December 2, 2015
The shootings apparently occurred at the Inland Regional Center for developmentally disabled adults. The Los Angeles Times reports:
Inland Regional Center was built on the foundation of three core values – independence, inclusion, and empowerment. In following these core values, we hope to help provide each individual with a service system that helps identify and eliminate barriers for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families so they can closely live a typical lifestyle.
Below: Sheriff and SWAT unit converge on scene:
In typical fashion, before any facts are known, the Democrats are targeting guns and the NRA:
I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now. -H https://t.co/SkKglwQycb
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 2, 2015
— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) December 2, 2015
12:03 p.m.: Fox News reports that local law enforcement authorities have dismissed any connection with the Planned Parenthood. All three suspects are believe to be armed with rifles and are all at large. Police are using a robot to detonate what they suspect may be an explosive device that was apparently left at the center. The local police scanner is referring to an improvised explosive device (IED). Authorities are also looking for an SUV that left the scene. The Daily Mail reports that MedEvac helicopters have appeared on the scene to evacuate victims to hospitals.
BREAKING: Agents from ATF's Los Angeles Field Division are responding to the scene of the San Bernadino shooting.
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) December 2, 2015
It is unclear whether a gunman is still on the scene.
12:30 p.m.: The Inland Regional Center has not reported on the shooting on Facebook or Twitter. Its Facebook page features scenes from a Christmas party:
The local police scanner reports a search for three suspects of “unknown race.”
‘They locked themselves in her office. They seen bodies on the floor,’ Aguilera said.
A woman who works at the learning center where the shooting took place texted her father, Terry Pettit: ‘Shooting at my work. People shot. Pray for us.’
Pettit told KABC his daughter told him 10 to 20 people were shot.
News of the shooting broke during the White House press briefing. Press Secretary Josh Earnest said he was not aware of the incident when asked by reporters.