New York - A group of three terrorists killed at least 14 people on Wednesday afternoon in San Bernardino, California, when they entered a hospital for people with disabilities and started shooing people.
New York – A group of three terrorists killed at least 14 people on Wednesday afternoon in San Bernardino, California, when they entered a hospital for people with disabilities and started shooing people.
California authorities said that 17 people were injured as a result of the terrorist attack.
Police in San Bernardino are conducting house to house searches and in people’s backyards in search of the suspects, who could be still on the run.
The suspects perpetrated their crime with long guns, according to Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.
“These were people that came prepared. … They were armed with long guns, not hand guns,” he told reporters. Most of the victims were “centrally located in one area of the facility,” Burguan said. Police didn’t exchange gunfire with the shooters, he added.
The FBI still does not consider what happened as a terrorist attack.
“We are here to essentially assure that all the injured are extracted. Safety is the number one goal at this point,” David Bowdich, the assistant director of the FBI’s LA Field Office, said.
“We do not know if this is a terrorist incident. So we start from the beginning… it may be, it may not be,” he added.
Members of the Muslim community in New York expressed the fear that one of the suspects be a “Muslim,” and wondered if the FBI would still hesitate to name the attack as terrorism in the event it found out that of one of them is a Muslim.