There were initial reports of at least 20 victims down amid an active shooter incident at a center for people with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino late Wednesday morning, according to a police official.
The call first came in at 10:59 a.m. of multiple shots fired from the area of 1365 S. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Richard Lawhead said. The department’s SWAT team was training nearby and was suited, “ready to roll” and responded rapidly, Lawhead said.
There were reports of at least 20 victims, Lawhead initially told KTLA. In a separate interview, the lieutenant confirmed there were multiple victims.
There were earlier reports of multiple shooters but it appears now that there is only one, and that he is equipped with tactical gear.
So guns used to injure people with developmental disabilities. That is going to present a certain challenge for somebody that we know.
Is it my imagination or is the frequency of mass shootings increasing?
Never mind, I already know the answer.
Update: Now there are reports of at least 12 dead.
Update 2: Here is a tweet from Hillary Clinton.
I am sure that will be followed by many others also weighing in as well.I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now. -H https://t.co/SkKglwQycb— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 2, 2015
I am also sure we can count on Fox News and the Right Wing media to immediately start arguing against blaming this on guns. Even though there is something incredibly ironic about the fact that this took place in a facility which serves individuals with mental health issues, which is usually the population that the wingnuts like to blame for gun violence.
Update 3: Okay apparently there is still some confusion as to the number of shooters.
Still quite a lot of confusion.Police: Three shooters armed with rifles still at large #SanBernadino @ShepNewsTeam | https://t.co/XXS9sXLKir— Fox News Video (@foxnewsvideo) December 2, 2015
Update 4: It is being reported that the shooting started in a conference room that was rented by an outside group, and that the initial targets may NOT have been the clients of the facility.
Still we do not yet know exactly who, or how many have been shot.
Three people entered the building and began shooting.— SB County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) December 2, 2015
The shooters are still at large.The preliminary information we have is 14 dead, 14 wounded. The wounded have been taken to area hospitals #SanBernardino— SB County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) December 2, 2015
Update 6: Happening now.