This tragic story just keeps getting sadder.
As you’ve probably heard, Wednesday marked one of the worst mass shootings in American history when two gunmen opened fire at a Holiday party at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California.
14 people were killed, with 17 more still in the hospital, and now we’re starting to learn more about the disgruntled Health Department employee who enlisted his wife’s help to murder his coworkers.
Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were killed in a police standoff Wednesday afternoon after they escaped the scene of the crime in a dark-colored SUV.
It is still unclear if the pair had another accomplice — though a third person was detained following the shooting and is currently being held.
According to one of the shooter’s coworkers who survived the attack, Syed had worked with the department for five years before traveling to Saudi Arabia in 2015 and returning with a wife — it’s being said that the 28-year-old newlywed left the party angry over some sort of disagreement.
To make this already terrible story worse, the husband and wife had a 6-month-old daughter who they left with Syed’s grandmother just before the shooting.
In fact, the grandparents were worried about Syed and Tashfeen’s survival initially and had no idea they were even considered suspects until media and police alerted them to the possibility three hours after the attacks.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the killings — and with the innocent child left behind.
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