Possible terrorism link in California mass shooting

Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook

Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook

LOS ANGELS, CA, December 4. 2015 (CINEWS):  Investigators are still trying to determine if the mass shooting in San Bernardino was terrorism or work related. However, given the armor and level of preparation police chief Jarrod Burguan said , “there had to be some degree of planning in this.”
Authorities reportedly said that three explosive devices found at the scene of shooting were “disposed of.” While investigators believe the devices were a “pipe bomb-type design,” Burguan could not confirm that at this stage. The suspects, who were shot dead during a police standoff, were armed with .223 caliber assault rifles as well as handguns.
A police officer who was injured during the shootout with the suspects — Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27 — is at a hospital and is expected to survive, authorities reportedly said.
Farook was born and raised in the United States and his parents hailed from Pakistan, Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Los Angeles, said late Wednesday.
Ayloush also said in a press conference that Farook and his wife have been missing since Wednesday morning. The couple reportedly left their 6-month-old child with the suspect’s mother, saying that they were going for a doctor’s appointment.
The two heavily armed individuals opened fire at the center that serves people with developmental disabilities. Two suspects — a man and a woman — were killed in a police standoff four hours after the shooting.
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan reportedly said that both the suspects were armed with assault rifles, handguns and “assault-style clothing” when they were shot dead.
According to the Los Angeles Times, San Bernardino County public records reveal a person named Syed R. Farook was employed by the health department as an environmental health specialist. Staff members from that department had reportedly gathered Wednesday for a party where the shooting incident took place.
Meanwhile Muslims in the US are wary of a backlash they fear may come there way and provide ammunition to Republican front runner Donald Trump. Ꮠ

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