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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 sudden, boom, it just was 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.
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we have live team coverage. >> and we do say good thursday morning, everyone. we're going to start with the breaking new developments after 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. [ gunfire ] >> that barrage of gunshots from 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
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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 been identified as 28-year-old syed farook and 27-year-old 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, investigators remain 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 riddled with bullets. a person with a gun shot down just feet away. another dead inside. >> we are reasonably confident at this point that we had two
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shooters and we have two dead suspects and, as i said, they were armed. i do havinformation 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 two miles from the initial 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 shooting range. >> reporter: those working there including the wounded phoned their families. >> 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 bernardino county health department.
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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? >> reporter: he did attend the meeting according to police, and according 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 masks reportedly, 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
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farook's sister and says he has no idea what might have motivated the attack. >> i just cannot express how sad i am for, you know, what happened today. i mean, my condolences to the people who 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 something like this could happen. that's all i have. i hope everybody understands and, you know, everybody get recovered much faster. whatever victims 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
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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 emotional reading her words. >> 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.
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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 shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in 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 us to 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 fixing this." senator chris murphy of connecticut, home of the newtown shooted, tweeted "your thoughts should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. your prayers should be for
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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 the second amendment. >> 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 media. 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. a new report this morning by a government committee saying that the agency is, quote, in crisis.
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checking our other top stories this morning five elementary school students have been arrested in new jersey accused of planning an attack on 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 commitment. a scathing new report about the secret service, a congression congressional committee uncovered breaches that included those at the white house. in february two people were able
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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 dinner event and security at vice president's joe biden's home was breached when four people on a fishing trip walked into the backyard. the secret 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 ththat pistorius committed murder when he killed his girlfriend nearly
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police identified the suspects in that massacre at a social services center in san bernardino, california that left 14 people dead. >> and those suspects are syed farook and his wife, tashfeen 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 victims 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. obviously some tense moments as s.w.a.t. teams led people out of
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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. those are gunshots. >> 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 forth 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 told 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
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barrage of bullets. >> oh, my gosh. >> dozens of police cars and all these men with guns were running behind me with guns drawn and i'm just in the middle of it. >> 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 suspicious man taken in for questioning. as the investigation 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
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news 7. . >> the victims were honored at two major sporting events in california. >> please join us as we observe a molt of silence for those who lost their lives. >> that moment of silence was at the staples center before the l.a. clippers game. a moment of silence was also held before the anaheim ducks hockey game, as well. >> well, still ahead, mass shootings on the rise. an expert tells us the best way to stay alive. overnight reaction on twitter from celebrities and officials about this shooting. i sure had a lot on my mind when i got out of the hospital after a dvt blood clot. what about my family? my li'l buddy? and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital but i wondered if this was the right treatment for me. then my doctor told me about eliquis. eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots and reduces the risk of them happening again. not only does eliquis treat dvt and pe blood clots,
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heavy police presence in san bernardino, california. this is one of those locations where police are posted at this hour. san bernardino now the nation's latest mass shooting location. >> 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 agents say that the number of active shooter incidents has more than doubled in recent years. >> and workplace safety experts are now warning that we may now be getting 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
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. the big story is the shooting rampage in san bernardino. 17 people are dead. 14 wounded. a heavy police presence spans two cities. thanks for joining us at 4:28. i am kristen sze. >> you i am eric thomas. >> first, we will check our weather and traffic. meteorologist mike nicco? >> nice to see you back, eric. >> good news with the commute. live doppler hd shows clouds but dry. well look at the day planner, a calm morning from everyone. the light reflect east bay. it will switch quickly after the 7:00 hour. for temperatures, the same as yesterday, 42 to 52 but showers and wet and windy by noon at 58 to 60.
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scattered showers this afternoon with thunder possible and cooler temperatures 56 to 58 and by 7:00, a few showers but they will be less intense and less coverage. sue, how is the commute? >> light. calm before the storm? does that make sense? light traffic on san mateo bridge. the flat section over the high-rise at 13 minutes from hayward to foster city. light conditions on southbound 680 through walnut creek and no problems there. just road work in the lanes. we have highway 4 no road work but smooth sailing and marina to davis on 880 until 5:00. >> new details of the suspected mass shooter in yesterday's deadly rampage in southern california. they are identified as husband and wife, united states born 28-year-old syed farook and his wife, 27-year-old tashfeen malik
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he brought her backr saudi arabia this year. 14 people died in the attack at a social services center. 17 others were wounded. the two suspects died in a shoot out with police. investigators do not believe there is a third gunman. terrorism is not ruled out. >> the sheriff is holding a news conference at 9:00 this morning as the story unfolds. we. go to san bernardino with the latest developments. lauren? >> good morning. as you mentioned we know the identity of the suspects but we do not know the motives. authorities do not have a motive. they are not ruling out terrorism. the suspects are dead. investigators remain on the scene and alert. it ended with a barrage of gunfire, captured on this cell phone video. four

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