Few details are known about Farook, who police said was born in the United States. Farook, who had worked for the county for five years, reportedly attended the party before the shooting.
In the moments after the initial bloodbath, SWAT teams had scoured the facility, unsure whether the shooters were still there and looking for people hiding from the horror.
UPDATE (Dec. 2, 7:10 p.m.): Officers have cornered a dark SUV that appears to be riddled with bullet holes on a residential street in San Bernardino, Calif. A standoff is ongoing with the occupants, who might be the suspects in a mass shooting attack on a social services facility.
“If I hadn’t been in the bathroom, I’d probably be laying dead on the floor”, he said.
During a press conference, it was revealed that the couple had a six-month-old baby who at the time of the attack was in the care of the family.
San Bernardino police Sgt. Vicki Cervantes said there is still possibly a suspect “outstanding”.
Farhan Khan, Farook’s brother-in-law, told reporters he too was at a loss. “I have absolutely no idea. I am in shock myself”.
Farook was at the party but left abruptly before the shooting.
Mrs Clinton has said that if elected to the White House next year she would place restrictions on internet gun sales and expand background checks, without waiting for congressional action. “Enjoy working on vintage and modern cars, read religious books, enjoy eating out sometimes travel and just hang out in aback yard doing target practice with younger sister and friends”. On a dating profile at the website DubaiMatrimonial.com, Farook stated that he identified as a Sunni Muslim.
And neighbour Maria Gutierrez told The NY Daily News: “I know he was very smart. Because his older brother is also named Syed Farook but has a different middle name”. Both were armed with assault rifles, and both had handguns.
The shootout: A shootout ensued, with a man firing at officers from the vehicle while a woman drove, the official said. Two rifles were purchased by someone else, possibly a former roommate, also legally three or four years ago. They only said that the violence he was accused of committing did not reflect their own values and faith. Ten people were hospitalized in critical condition and three in serious condition after the shooting. “There had to have been some degree of planning that went into this”. The remote for the auto was found inside the SUV where Farook and Malik were later killed, a law enforcement official said.
That means the pair planned to use the remote to detonate the explosives remotely, the official said. The couple used automatic weapons and pistols to carry out the assault in which 14 people were killed and 17 were wounded.
Cervantes would not elaborate but added that an officer was hurt in the shootout and went to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
San Bernardino shooting: Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik named as