Motive Sought in San Bernardino Shooting
Officials are still in search of a motive for the mass shooting that took place at a social services center in San Bernardino on Wednesday.
One moment, Syed Rizwan Farook was sitting at a table with colleagues. The next, he was standing in front of them dressed in battle gear and armed with an assault rifle.
The 28-year-old county restaurant inspector, along with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27, killed 14 people and seriously injured more than twenty.
The two were gunned down in an SUV a few miles away from the center during a shootout with police.
Federal investigators are left trying to piece together a reason why the couple, who had a baby daughter, went on the deadly rampage. The tragedy is the nation’s deadliest mass shooting since the Newton, Connection shooting three years ago that left 26 children and adults dead.
After meeting with his national security team, President Obama said that it was “possible this was terrorist-related,” but authorities were unsure. He also stated the attack was a result of a workplace dispute or that mixed motives were at play.
Farook, who was born in the U.S. to a Pakistani family, was raised in Southern California. He had been a San Bernardino County employee for five years. Relatives said he traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet his wife. There is no other information on Malik’s background.
Read more at Associated Press.