Approximately 20 people were shot Wednesday at a social services office in San Bernardino. Officials say they are currently looking for one or more active shooters.
According to the San Bernardino Fire Department, the shooting took place on the1300 block of Waterman Avenue, close to the Orange Show Road.(1)
Sgt. Vicki Cervantes, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino Police Department, said in a statement that up to three shooters were believed to be inside the Inland Regional Center. Police have yet to secure the building. She reported that the shooters were heavily armed and possibly wearing body armor.(1, 2)
“It’s a very active scene,” Cervantes told sources. “It’s very fluid.”(1)
The San Bernardino County Sheriff tweeted that their was an active shooter around 11:20 a.m. local time. Since the initial tweet, pictures on social media show heavily armed police encircling a neighborhood in San Bernardino.
The Inland Regional Center provides assistance to disabled people and other people in need of help. As of right now, 12 confirmed fatalities have been reported at the Inland Regional Center. The motives of the shooter(s) remain unknown.(3)
According to the company’s website: “Inland Regional Center was built on the foundation of three core values – independence, inclusion, and empowerment. In following these core values, we hope to help provide each individual with a service system that helps identify and eliminate barriers for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families so they can closely live a typical lifestyle.”(2)
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