ATbar The San Bernardino Shooting 2/12/2015 - What do we know?

The San Bernardino Shooting 2/12/2015 - What do we know?

14/12/2015 | by Margolin, Devorah  

Written by Dr. Michael Barak and Devorah Margolin

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Overview of the Attack

On December 2, 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik entered the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino California (the work place of Farook), and opened fire on a holiday party. The terrorist attack killed 14 people and injured 21 more, making it was the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11 (killed 2,977 people).

The Weapons

Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik carried four guns (two rifles and two semi-automatic handguns), 12 pipe bombs and 4,500 rounds of ammunition.  The weapons were all purchased legally in California between 2007 and 2012. The couple bought the handguns, while a third suspect, Enrique Marquez Jr., bought the two rifles in 2011 and 2012.

Timeline of the Attack

10:00 - Sayed Rizwan Farook attends a workplace holiday party. Reports state he fought with a co-worker and left the party. Between 10-30 minutes later he returned with his wife, Tashfeen Malik.

11:00 - Calls to 911 reported shots fired at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino California at an office holiday party. The suspects, dressed in combat gear, entered the building from the east side, and fired over 75 rounds. A fire alarm was triggered. On a daily basis, approximately 550 people work at the complex. The shooting lasted only minutes, before the suspects (Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik) left the scene in a black SUV.

11:05 - Within minutes, police arrived and evacuated victims. Undetonated explosives were found at the scene.

11:40 - Police close down roads in the area, looking for the shooters.

15:20 - A shootout ensured between police and individuals in a black SUV in a residential neighborhood. Both attackers were killed.

17:00 - Police search the suspects' house in Redlands and find weapons, ammunition and pipe bombs. The hard drive of their computer was missing and two new cell phones were found destroyed and found in the trash.

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