Police: 1 suspect identified following shootings in San Bernardino

Posted at 8:13 PM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 20:13:51-05

(AP) --A law enforcement official identified Syed Farook as one of the suspects in Wednesday's mass shooting in California.

Earlier in the evening, authorities announced a male and female suspect were dead following the shootings in California on Wednesday. A third person was detained and being questioned, according to police.

Police served a search warrant on a home in Redlands, California, in connection with the deadly shooting at a social services facility in neighboring San Bernardino.

City spokesman Carl Baker says Redlands police assisted San Bernardino police in the search connected to the Wednesday morning shooting that killed at least 14 people and wounded more than a dozen others.

An Associated Press reporter watched as a half-dozen vehicles carrying helmeted police drove into the area. One officer carrying an assault rifle ordered reporters to clear the area, and an armored vehicle parked outside a row of homes.

The action followed a gunbattle between occupants of an SUV and San Bernardino police not far from the original shooting scene.

The FBI is looking at several possibilities for what drove shooters to kill 14 people at a California social services center.

David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI's field office in Los Angeles, says one possibility is workplace violence and another is "terrorism."o.

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan says authorities found what they believe is an explosive device at the Inland Regional Center where the mass shooting occurred.

Burguan also says one other person was detained who was seen running near a gunbattle, but it's not clear if that person is connected to the mass shooting.