San Bernardino law enforcement authorities report a mass shooting involving at least 20 victims just before 11 a.m. Pacific time. Local news reports suggest that there are between one and three suspects, wearing masks and possibly body armor as well.
SBFD units responding to reports of 20 victim shooting incident in 1300 block of S. Waterman. SBPD is working to clear the scene.
— San Bernardino Fire (@SBCityFire) December 2, 2015
Some media reports have indicated that the shooting is near a local Planned Parenthood clinic.
“The planned parenthood clinic is only a few blocks away” – MSNBC just now — Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 2, 2015
However, the clinic is over a mile away from the site of the shooting, according to Google Maps.
3:43 p.m.: Police scanner reports a suspect “north of Gould, south of Richardson, to the rear of a church.” The suspect appears to be the one in an orange shirt and camouflage pants. Officers are requesting reinforcements.
3:40 p.m.: Police are sending a bomb disposal unit to the location of a suspected pipe bomb at 1731 San Bernardino Ave. They are also searching for a man in orange shirt and camouflage pants moving southbound.
3:35 p.m.: Police appear to be in a standoff with some of the surviving suspects. They may be looking for others. They are clearing an area of San Bernadino Avenue. There is chatter on the police scanner about a “pipe bomb.”
3:23 p.m.: Police report one suspect in custody and one fleeing on foot. They have established a perimeter around a residential neighborhood in San Bernadino.
3:15 p.m.: Police scanners report an officer down and a pursuit in the area of 2nd Street and Bryant Street in San Bernadino, which are parallel east-west streets about 2.5 miles due north of the site of the shooting.
3:12 p.m. Police scanners are reporting that officers have exchanged fire with the occupant(s) of a black SUV. One reports “suspect down in the westbound lane” of the 10 freeway. Helicopter shots from KABC show police vehicles surrounding someone on the ground, and a car crashed nearby. Earlier scanner reports indicated a chase at 110 mph, but it was not clear if it was related.
3:05 p.m.: The Los Angeles Times has posted amateur video of the shooting by a nurse at the center who watched police storm the building and thought at the time that they were carrying out a drill, not an actual response to an active shooter situation.
3:00 p.m.: There are conflicting reports from police. Publicly, police seem to be saying that they do not know who the suspects are, or where they are. On the police scanner, however, there is talk of “two at gunpoint” and pursuit of a male in camouflage.
The Chicago Tribune reports that 10 of the wounded are in critical condition, three in serious condition.
Update: 10 of the wounded in San Bernardino shooting in critical condition, 3 serious https://t.co/4wSNDTF19p
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) December 2, 2015
2:40 p.m.: Breitbart News’ John Nolte weighs in on the reaction of some in the liberal media:
As good people on social media watched unspeakable events unfurl in San Bernadino, California, on their television sets, all one could do in a situation where you can really do nothing is pray and offer those prayers to the world. Naturally, elite members of our media will use any opportunity to mock the Faithful. Even 14 still-warm dead bodies won’t stop them from attacking those who offer a heartfelt “thoughts and prayers” sentiment.
2:30 p.m.: Police told reporters at the news conference that they can neither confirm nor deny the shooting is a terrorist attack. The FBI has said similar things, according to Fox News, which adds that police say that “at minimum, we have a domestic terror situation.” The suspects came as if “on a mission.” It appears less likely that this is a workplace shooting or a random attack.
Read more: Breitbart
— Randy Mac (@RandyNBCLA) December 2, 2015
#BreakingNews Gunmen used rifles according to authorities. victims were centrally located inside building possibly gathered for a luncheon.
— Randy Mac (@RandyNBCLA) December 2, 2015
Other countries must have fewer mass shootings because their conservative politicians offer thoughts and prayers more vigorously.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) December 2, 2015
Pres Obama again says Congress can do more to prevent gun violence. Laments that people on TSA No Fly List can still buy a gun.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 2, 2015
— Mike Valerio (@MikeNBC12) December 2, 2015
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
— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) December 2, 2015
I’m monitoring the shooting in San Bernardino closely. Absolutely heartbreaking that we’re faced with another mass shooting.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) December 2, 2015
— Charles Rangel (@cbrangel) December 2, 2015
BREAKING: Agents from ATF's Los Angeles Field Division are responding to the scene of the San Bernadino shooting.
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) December 2, 2015
Triage center setup in middle of intersection re: active shooter, San Bernadino, CA (Image WKABC) pic.twitter.com/55i4245men
— Declan Flynn (@jdeclanflynn) December 2, 2015
— Doug Saunders (@crimeshutterbug) December 2, 2015