Updated 2:35PM EST Dec. 3
Analysis from 21st Century Wire‘s Patrick Henningsen
Live Feed via Washington Post
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Allegedly 3 dead and 20 wounded. [Updated: 14 dead, 17 wounded]
Shooting took place at around 2:00PM EST at Inland Regional Conference Center, 1300 Waterman Ave, San Bernardino
Facility allegedly serves people with developmental disabilities (but appears to be office building with various separate businesses)
Roughly 500 people employed in building
1 to 3 “active shooters” at large, possibly in black SUV
Shooting may have interrupted Christmas Party
Various Observations From Cable News Channels:
(Note that this has been a widely-covered event, with the story being carried by Bloomberg Television and FOX Business, even when at best scant information was initially available. Timing is ideal for full above-the-fold coverage across most 12/3/15 daily front pages.-JFT)
“SWAT Team already geared up and in area [before shooting.”-FOX Business, 4:35PM EST
“Local San Bernardino hospitals: 4 adults in care, 3 expected.”-FOX Business, 4: 25PM EST (2.5 hours after shooting)
Doug Sander of San Bernardino Sun Times on MSNBC at around 4:20PM: “When I arrived on the scene I heard no gunshots at all.” Claims not to have talked to any witnesses, many of whom are being processed by law enforcement.
Kristin Myricks, IRC employee not at work on 12/2, tells CNN at 3:50PM EST that mass shooting drills regularly taking place on the IRC campus since 2014.
Anonymous woman tells MSNBC at 3:35PM via phone, “It happened in conference room” and people fled conference room and building.
FOX News states around 3:40P EST “suspect with tactical gear, armed.”
Unidentified man interviewed on local affiliate KNBC states that sister is in IRC building hiding in closet with two other people.-MSNBC, 3:30PM
IRC employee Brandon Hunt tells CNN at 4:07PM that the facility has about 500 employees at work on 12/2, “give or take 30 to 40.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper states at around 4:25PM EST that a “package deemed suspicious” has been found at the scene. (Subsequent reports indicate package was blown up by “robot.”)
Police claim 14 people dead.-FOX Business, 5:05PM
“This is the new normal, whether domestic or international.” KT McFarland, Reagan administration staffer, FOX Business, 5:13PM EST