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First Suspect in San Bernardino Shooting Identified

A swat team arrives at the scene of a shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. (Doug Saunders/Los Angeles News Group via AP)

At least fourteen people were killed and eighteen injured in the mass shooting that took place at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino Wednesday morning.

It has now been confirmed that two of the suspects — one male and one female — are dead following a shootout with police, and another suspect is in custody. NBC News reports that “multiple sources from multiple agencies” have identified Syed Farook as one of the suspected shooters.

Via The Daily Beast:

 At 11 a.m., at least two men entered the center and opened fire. Police quickly mentioned Syed Farook as a possible suspect in their radio communications, which were openly broadcast to the public.

Farook was a business taxes representative for the California State Board of Equalization, according to his LinkedIn profile. He is a 2003 graduate La Sierra High School, and most recently studied finance at California State University Fullerton until 2013.

Records show Farook bought a two bedroom Corona home in March 2014. Farouk’s social media profile shows he is married and has at least one young child. His wife did not return messages left on Wednesday.

ISIS adherents on Twitter celebrated Wednesday by creating the hashtag #America_Burning within hours of the massacre, web analysts at Vocativ discovered:


The Islamic State, however, has not taken credit for the attack.

Assistant director of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, David Bowdich, stopped short of confirming the shootings as a “terrorist incident,” but said it was a possibility. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said, “At minimum, we have a domestic terrorist-type situation here.”