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making news in america this morning, another mass shooting. chaos, anguish and anger. >> she just said that she was in a room. she locked herself up. there were shooters. >> a man and a woman dressed for battle terrorizing a california city. >> they hit the floor and then they ran inside to their manager's office and barricaded themselves. >> opening fire at an office holiday banquet. then all of a suddede boom, it jususwas like right here. >> boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. >> the well-planned attack ending in a gunfight with police.( [ gunfire ] >> oh, my gosh. >> new details about the suspects just released. plus, reaction from the president and what we know about the victims. we have live team coverage. >> and we do say good thursday morning, everyone. wewee going to start with the
the deadly shooting rampage in san bernardino, california. 14 people, we're told, brutally murdered at work and 17 others wounded. >> the suspects have been identified as syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik. farook was a county employee who worked with the victims. both killed in a wild shoot-out with police after a high speed chase. a co-worker said syed went to saudi arabia earlier this year and returned with a wife. they were reportedly parents of a 6-month-old baby. [ [ nfire ] >> that barrage of gunshots om the final confrontation captured on camera by a man in the neighborhood. investigators had been searching a nearby home linked to the couple, but there's no word on what they found. >> we have live team coverage. megan hughes is standing by with reaction from washington, but we begin with abc's lauren lyster live in san bernardino. good morning to you, lauren. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. as you mentioned, the two suspects that are now dead have
ed farook and 27-yeaeaold tashfeen malik.. authorities say they don't have a motive at this point and are not ruling out terrorism and though the suspects are dead, investigatorremain on scene and on alert. [ sirens ] it ended much as it began with a barrage of gunfire captured on this cell phone video. >> my house is getting shot at right now. >> reporter: four hours of terror in san bernardino after gunmen stormed an office building killing 14 people. the final confrontation on a neighborhood street lined with houses, a dark suv riddlededith bullets. a person with a gun shot d dn just feet away. another dead inside. >> we are reasonably confident at this point that we had two shooters and we have two dead suspects and, as i said, they were armed. i do have information on what they were armed with. both suspects were armed with what was essentially a 223 caliber assault rifle. >> reporter: law enforcement tracked down the suspects just
attack at the inland regional center. [ sirens ] >> multiple shots that were fired. we're getting a suspect last seen wearing a black ski mask. all black clothing. carrying a shotgun. >> kind of sounded like a shootiti range. >> reporter: those working there including the wounded phoned theifamilies. >> she was shot and she was scared and she said, i just wanted to tell you that i love you. >> she called us from the hospital since we were locked out of it but she's doing better. she's okay. she's alive. >> reporter: investigators say the shooters targeted a workshop and training event inside the center. last night the building was still an active crime scene after a bomb squad disposed of explosive devices. the group holding that meeting was the san bernardidi county health department. farook was an environmental specialist for the county and, reena and kendis, he had been working there five years. >> yeah, you do mention that. did he attend this actual meeting, lauren?
meeting according to police, and accordg to a colleague that told abc news, he left 30 minutes before the shooting. now, police said that it did appear there was planning involved. it didn't appear that the suspects just ran home and grabbed guns but that there was more to it. the suspects were in full gear and face maskskseportedly, but syed farook was at that meeting and authorities said he was also there a year earlier. >> wow, so a very calculated event playing out there in southern california. lauren lyster in san bernardino, thank you. >> and as we're learning more about the shooting suspects, we're also hearing reaction for those close to them. >> yeah, late last night the brother-in-law of syed farook said that he spoke to the 28-year-old about a week ago. farhan khan is married to rook's sister and says he has no idea what might have tivated the attack. >> i just t nnot express how sadad i am for, you know, what happened today.
people w lost their life. i am very sad that people lost their life and there are victims out there. i wish a speedy recovery to them and, again, i am in shock that somethg like this could happen. that's all i have. i hope everybody understands and, you know, everybody get recovered much faster. whatever vicms are out there. i spoke to him a week ago. i have no idea. i have no idea. why would he do that? why would he do something like this? i have absolutely no idea. i am in shock myself, a normal person. >> shocked as the rest of us. well, today`we're going to learn more about the people who left for work, never to see their families again. >> a father whose daughter was inside the building when the gunfire broke out had a chance to text while she was locked inside an office. her dad was understandably
>> shooting at my work, people shot. in the office waiting for cops. >> but she's okay? >> pray for us. >> it didn't take long for politics to become part of this second bloody rampage in a week. nearly every presidential candidate weighing in. >> but only the democrats mentioned gun control. abc's megan hughes joins us with details. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and reena. yeah, as we've seen in a lot of other mass shootings, republicans really steering clear of gun control politics in their response. democrats, on the other hand, including the president demanding change. a tragic slaughter in san bernardino days after chaos at a colorado clinic. president obama, who fought hard for gun control measures after the newtown shooting and lost, is weighing in again. >> we have a pattern now of mass
the world. and there are some steps we could take. >> reporter: hillary clinton calling for action at an event in orlando while the shooting was unfolding. >> it is time for ususo say we're going to have comprehensive background checks, we're going to close the gun show loophole. >> reporter: as police were engaged with the suspects, the house speaker was lighting the capitol christmas tree. >> please keep the victims and their families in your prayers right now. >> reporter: republican candidates ted cruz, ben carson, rand paul and jeb bush all tweeted prayers, but gun control advocates want more. a scathing "new york daily news" cover this morning, "god isn't fifing this." senanar chris murphy of connecticut,t,ome of the newtown shooted, tweeted "your thoughts should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. your prayers should be for forgiveness if you do nothing again." >> could we have a moment of silence? a lot of people killed. >> reporter: republican front-runner donald trump at a rally in virginia last night didn't mention gun control or
>> this is when we appreciate our great police and our law enforcement. remember that. remember that. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: after the paris attacks, trump said that if more people were armed, there would be fewer fatalities in mass shootings. kendis, reena. >> megan hughes live in washington. megan, thank you for that. still ahead, much more on the shooting rampage including how investigators are digging into the suspects' lives and social dia. plus some new video just in, a look from inside the building. s.w.a.t. teams leading survivors to safety. and security lapses by the secret service.
accused of planning an attackn a local high school. 10-year-old and 11-year-old allegedly planned to set off an explosive device during an assembly. teachers uncovered written plans for the attack, teachers say. breaking overnight a military helicopter has crashed in rural tennessee killing two army pilots. the apache helicopter went down during a training exercise near ft. campbell. the cause of that crash is under investigation. the british military has launched its first air strikes against isis targets in syria. it follows an emotional debate in the british parliament which led to the air strikes being approved. germany also expected to approve a larger military cocoitment. a scathing new report about the secret service, a congressional congressional committee uncovered brehes that included those at the white house. in february two people were able to walk past the perimeter of the white house plex unnoticed. in another case a man pretending to be a lawmaker spoke directly to president obama during a
vice president's joe biden's home was breached when four people on a fishing trip walked into the backyard. the secrere service didn't notice until neighbors alerted them. investigators called them an agency in crisis. they don't spend enough time protecting the president and other officials, they said. the officer accused in the death of freddie gray have conflicting claims. when gray was injured, they claim he was asked if he needed medical assistance but prosecutors denied that. breaking news from south africa. the manslaughter verdict against oscar pistorius has been thrown out. an appeals court just ruled thatthat pistorius committed murr when he killed his girlfriend nearly two years ago and will be resentenced on that murder charge next year and faces potentially 15 years in prison. well, this morning, new
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malik, reportedly the parents of a 6-month-old killed in a shoot-out with police hours after the rampage. a co-worker said farook got married earlier this year during a trip to saudi arabia. >> he was a county employee who worked with the vicicms of the shooting. this morning we're getting a loot at gripping cell phone video from inside showing the moment police moved in to evacuate trapped workers. >> keep your hands where i can see them. thank you. thank you. try to relax. everyone, try to relax. i'll take the bullet before you, that's for damn sure. just keep cool. >> just imagine what they were thinking at that moment. obvivisly some tense moments as s.w.a.t. teams led people ououof the building. >> the harrowing events in san bernardino are also best summed up by the witnesses. >> kabc reporter leann suitor spoke to many of them. >> gunshot.
>> oh, yeah. >> those are gunshots. >> oh. >> reporter: a terrifying scene captured on camera. drivers caught in the cross fire of a rolling gun battle as police opened fire on suspected killers. >> multiple the like gunshots going back and for and next thing i know i seen army officers, fbi agents, everything is coming down the street and one of the officers came past and he t td us, run inside a house. get inside. active shooter. >> reporter: the suspect's suv riddled with bullet holes. two suspects dead, 28-year-old syed farook and 27-year-old tashfeen malik. it all began when authorities spotted the suv and the chase was on. witnesses say the suspects exchanged gunfire with police before suddenly crashing on san bernardino avenue. the neighborhood erupting in a barrage of bullets. >> oh, my gosh. >> dozens of police cars and all these men with guns were running behind me with guns drawn and
>> we were watching tv and all of a sudden we hear gunfire left and right. after a few minutes when the gunfire started to slow down, an officer came and said to get out of our house. there's a bomb in the front of our house. >> reporter: authorities feared the suspects threw potential explosives from the car which they believe may have been booby-trapped as the bomb squad inspected them other officers were on the hunt for a potential third suspect who may have fled the scene. residents helping to spot a suspicioio man taken in for questioning. as thenvestigation continues into the night, residents are counting their blessings, witnesses say there were bullet holes in their homes but thankfully no one was injured. >> i was a little bit scared because i left my kids here thinking that they would be safe. it was scary. >> reporter: leanne suter, abc news 7. . >> the victims were honored at two major sporting events in california. >> please join us as we observe
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>> the rampage is actually the 56th mass shooting in america this year alone and at least three people in those shootings have died. >> since the sandy hook shootings three years ago, take a look at this map, wow. at least 1,042 mass shootings. this shows the locations. at least 1300 have died and more than 3700 have been wounded. >> federal agentntsay that the number of active shohoer incidents s s more than doubled in recent years. >> and workplace safety experts are now warning that we may now be get gting to the point where conducting gunman drills may be as important as fire drills. >> and during extreme crises, our brains are overwhelmed and often it's learned reflexive action that takes over as precious seconds could mean the difference between life and death. >> you need to react. the first five seconds of an active shooter incident is paramount. if you train for these
>> well, experts say during a workplace shootingyou have three options, first, run to safety, that is, if you can. if you can't run then hide. >> and if there's no escape, fight. fight with whatever weapon you can find and you can use. well, those impacted by past mass shootings are expressing their reaction to the most recent massacre. >> and of course, former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords said "america is an extraordinary place, but these shootings make us stand out in the worst of ways." >> and a serious message from comedian amy schumer. "this is absolutely heartbreaking. all my love to everyononin san bernardino, especially the first respononrs. these shootings must stop." three people you'll recall were killed during a show of schumer's movie in july.
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deadly shooting raupage have been identified. >> police say 28-year-old syed farook and his wife, 27-year-old tashfeen malik, opened fire at a social services center killing 14 people and injuring 17. the newlyweds were later killed in a shoot-out with police. farook was a county employee whose co-workers were the victims of the attack. a colleague said farook showed no signs of unusual behavior. he said farook traveled to saudi arabia earlier this year and returned with a wife. they reportedly have a new baby. investigators still trying to pinpoint a motive and they're not ruling out terrorism at this point. no confirmation of isis involvement has played out in this attack. and, of course, the images from the southern california massacre will remain with us for quite a while. >> among all the images of violence were also many of compassion and love. we'd actually like to share them with you right now. officers escorting survivors from the scene of the mass shooting. a man in a bloody shirt gets a
a woman wipingngway tears as she and another man wait at a community center for a family member. dozens of schools under lockdown. thousands of children separated from their parents. this morning, so many happy reunions as the lockdowns were lifted and so many kids reunited with their parents. people frightened by the outburst of senseless violence finding a comforting e erace in the arms of another. >> those images becoming all too familiar sadly for people in this country and the headlines all too familiar, especially for the editors here at "the daily news." every time once of these take place they have an issue like this talking about gun violence. this one is especially poignant saying god isn't fixing this and on the sides are tweets from politicians saying pray for
>> and that's been such a big focus. a lot of people angry that there hasn't been enough political will on clip to do more. the law center for preventing gun violence actually gave california an "a" minus, one of the highest ratings in the country, for their ability to do sort of lock control and gun regulation. also another headline out of california from the "l.a. times" says rampage kills 14. two suspects killed after the car chase, of course, looking at the details of the attack yesterday. >> and, of course, that shooting close to home for california for for los angeles, only 60 miles east of where this all played out. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> we're going to have lots more details on "good morning america." we hope you stay with us and