Report: 12 Killed In San Bernadino Mass Shooting
Police are on the hunt for up to three suspects in connection to a mass shooting that occurred hours ago in San Bernadino, California.
According to NBC News, 12 people were killed and up to 20 were wounded when assailants opened fire at the Inland Regional Center, a state-run facility for people with developmental disabilities.
According to ABC News, sources say that the shooters were armed with rifles. So far, no arrests have been made. Dozens of SWAT team officers have assembled around the building, and firefighters set up a triage area near the center where some victims were being treated. Others were loaded into waiting ambulances.
“There’s plenty of police activity,” said Jim, who works as a sales person at the nearby Structural Material Company. “A lady ran into our bathroom and said somebody was shooting there.”
According to Jim, a police officer told him and his coworkers to remain inside of the building, which is located approximately 200 to 300 yards away from the Inland building. Terry Pettit told reporters that he received a text message from his daughter, who works in the affected building, saying that gunmen were in her office and that she and her coworkers were hiding in a closet.
“Shooting at my work,” Pettit recounted before breaking down. “People shot. In the office waiting for cops. Pray for us.”
According to NBC reporter Tony Shin, Pettit’s daughter later made it out of the building unharmed.
Shots were fired around 11 a.m. local time (2:00 p.m. ET). Sources say that police are looking for men in a black SUV, which is possibly a GMC Yukon.