Shooting rampage at California social services agency leaves 14 dead, 14 wounded

Authorities say a manhunt is under way for up to three suspects who fatally shot at least 14 people in San Bernardino, California.

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 2, 2015) (NBC) – Fourteen people were killed at a social service agency in the Southern California city of San Bernardino on Wednesday (December 2), and a manhunt was under way for up to three suspects who opened fire, the police chief said.

A further 14 people were wounded, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said in a televised news briefing. He said the suspects were believed to have fled the building, possibly making their getaway in a dark-colored sport utility vehicle.

“We do not have any identification on who those suspects are. We do not know what the motive is for the shooting at this point,” he added.

Burguan said the attack unfolded at about 11 a.m. (1900 GMT) at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, about 60 miles (100 km) east of Los Angeles.

“We have no information at this point that this is terrorist-related, in the traditional sense that people may be thinking,” he added. “Obviously, at minimum, we have a domestic-type terrorist-type situation that occurred here.”

He said the suspects were armed with rifles.

The Inland Regional Center is one of 21 facilities set up by the state and run under contract by non-profit organizations to serve people with developmental disabilities, said Nancy Lungren, spokeswoman for the California Department of Developmental Services.