U.S. Presidential candidates react to San Bernardino, California shooting, in which three deaths and up to 20 wounded are reported.
INTERNET (DECEMBER 2, 2015) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – Three people were killed and as many 20 were wounded on Wednesday (December 2) when at least one person opened fire at a social services agency in the Southern California city of San Bernardino, authorities and a witness said.
MSNBC reported that law enforcement authorities confirmed the three deaths, and a reporter for the local NBC affiliate said he saw three bodies following the shooting rampage.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley took to Twitter to call for action to end gun violence.
“I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now,” Clinton tweeted.
“Horrifying news out of #SanBernardino. Enough is enough: it’s time to stand up to the @NRA and enact meaningful gun safety laws,” said O’Malley.
Republican candidates sent prayers.
“Praying for those impacted by the shooting in California today,” said Mike Huckabee.
“Praying for the victims, their families and the San Bernardino first responders in the wake of this tragic shooting,” said Jeb Bush.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the shooting victims and their families in San Bernardino,” Ben Carson tweeted.
Donald Trump said, “California shooting looks very bad. Good luck to law enforcement and God bless. This is when our police are so appreciated!”
The San Bernardino Police Department said on Twitter that it had “confirmed 1 to 3 possible suspects” and multiple victims in the shooting. The agency called it an “active shooter” incident.
The San Bernardino Fire Department said in a tweet that it was responding to reports of 20 victims. San Bernardino is some 60 miles (100 km) east of Los Angeles.