On Wednesday, December 2, the San Bernardino Fire Department responded to a call reporting a shooting at the Inland Regional Center, a facility that assists people with developmental disabilities. Multiple gunshots were fired at the facility around 11:00 AM. The fire department tweeted that there were 20 confirmed victims, but specific injuries and the death toll are yet to be determined.
By 11:30, the San Bernardino police department sent a tweet saying that the shooter was still at large in Park Central Circle and Orange Show Road/Waterman Avenue, the streets surrounding the Inland Regional Center.
Police have blocked off the area and a department SWAT team was sent in, reported by Police Lt. Richard Lawhead.
According to law enforcement personnel, witnesses observed three men carrying what seemed to be rifles in the vicinity. According to the source, the men entered a black SUV and drove off.
The Center is composed of a series of buildings, and the SWAT team is sweeping the facility. A bomb squad found suspicious package on the second floor of one of the surrounding buildings. It was deemed to be “not normal.” The bomb squad will proceed to examine the package using robots.
By 12:30 PM local time, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also on the scene.
Further updates will be posted as more information comes to light.