San Bernardino Shooting News: Wednesday had it that at least 14 lives were lost, while 21 people ended up wounded due to a shooting incident in San Bernardino, California.
The authorities identified the suspects as Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his wife Tashfeen Malik, 27. The couple carried the assault at the Inland Regional Center, where the former’s colleagues conducted a holiday party.
According to initial information, the incident happened after some sort of a dispute. Farook and Malik returned on tactical gear and equipped with assault rifles and handguns. The authorities also found pipe-bombs and a remote-control detonator.
Here’s a few information culled by the investigating team pertaining to Farook and Malik:
Syed Rizwan Farook
– Born in Chicago
– Raised in Southern California
– Travelled abroad in July last year
– Said to have been a devout Muslim but stopped attending mosque several years ago
– Worked as environmental health specialist
– Came to the U.S. on a K-1 fiancée visa
– Had Pakistani passport
– Met Farook online
This issue is still developing in terms of identifying the real motive of Farook and Malik. It is still unclear at the time being.
Meanwhile, here’s the list of the names of the 14 victims (who died) released by Coroner:
1. Shannon Johnson, 45, of Los Angeles.
2. Bennetta Bet-Badal, 46, of Rialto, Calif.
3. Aurora Godoy, 26, of San Jacinto, Calif.
4. Isaac Amanios, 60, of Fontana, Calif.
5. Larry Kaufman, 42, of Rialto, Calif.
6. Harry Bowman, 46, of Upland, Calif.
7. Yvette Velasco, 27, of Fontana, Calif.
8. Sierra Clayborn, 27, of Moreno Valley, Calif.
9. Robert Adams, 40, of Yucaipa, Calif.
10. Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, of Colton, Calif.
11. Tin Nguyen, 31, of Santa Ana, Calif.
12. Juan Espinoza, 50, of Highland, Calif.
13. Damian Meins, 58, of Riverside, Calif.
14. Michael Wetzel, 37, of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.
Source: Yahoo!, CBC News