UPDATE #3 5:00 P.M. EST: Police Chief Jarrod Burguan has issued a statement saying authorities currently believe there are “upwards of 14 people dead,” and another 14 injured.
UPDATE #2 4:48 P.M. EST: President Barack Obama responds to the shootings, saying:
“There are steps we can take to make Americans safer. We should never think this is something that just happens in the normal course of events.
UPDATE #1 4:14 P.M. EST: Federal authorities issue alert for a dark-colored SUV after suspects reportedly flee the scene.
Police have confirmed another mass shooting, this time in San Bernardino, California.
Local network KTTV Fox 11 has reported that anywhere from one to three shooters opened fire late Wednesday morning at Inland Regional Center, a non profit social service that works with persons with developmental disabilities and their families.
The scene is currently still active after the attack first took place at around 11 a.m. PST, but we’re hearing that at least 20 people have been shot with multiple reports of at least 12 dead.
Police have the center surrounded with triage stations around the perimeter to provide aid — unfortunately, nearby trauma centers are expecting a high level of patients.
The pair of buildings employ around 670 staff and reach 30,000 individuals with their work.
We will continue to update you as this story develops.
[Image via KABC.]