Police have identified two suspects including a man and woman involved in San Bernardino shooting on Wednesday.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, two assailants opened fire at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino county of California State where employees with the county health department were attending a holiday event. The shooters carrying automatic assault rifles killed 14 people and 21 others were wounded.
The suspects fled from the scene after deadly shootout on the ordinary citizens. After a daylong manhunt, the local police tracked down a black SUV with Utah plates and there was a shootout. The male suspect shot out of the vehicle while the woman drove.
The suspects died in a gun battle with police after firing 76 rounds of ammunition at the officers. Two police officers were injured during the pursuit. The authorities are investigating the motive for the attack.
One of the suspects involved in the San Bernardino shooting has been identified as Syed Rizwan Farook who abruptly left the event at the Inland Regional Center before the carnage. And other suspect is believed to be Farook’s wife, Tashfeen Malik.
“I have no idea why he would do something like this. I have absolutely no idea. I am in shock myself, said Farhan Khan, the brother-in-law of the suspect. Khan said he last talked to Farook a week ago.
Police said the attack indicated there had been some degree of planning. Local police chief Jarrod Burguan said it appeared that the duo was prepared to carry out another attack. Hours after the attack, police raided attacker’s home and they found bomb equipment, weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
“There was obviously a mission here. We know that. We do not know why. We don’t know if this was the intended target or if there was something that triggered him to do this immediately,” said David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI’