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San Bernardino shooting: Police kill two suspects after hunt
Police in California have named two suspects killed after a mass shooting which left 14 people dead at a social services centre.
The man and woman, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were killed in an exchange of fire with police.
Farook had been a county employee for five years, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said.
The attack took place at an event on Wednesday for employees of the San Bernardino public health department.
None of the victims has been identified.
The Inland Regional Center, where the shooting took place, provides services for people with developmental disabilities, but the shooting appeared to be unrelated to its clients.
The incident marks the deadliest mass shooting in the US since 26 people were killed at a school in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012.
Mr Burguan, who said another 17 people were wounded, said police were “reasonably confident” that there were just two shooters.
A third person seen running from the scene was detained, but police said it was unclear whether that person was involved.
Who carried out the shootings?
Police have identified Syed Rizwan Farook, a 28-year-old US-born male, and Tashfeen Malik, a 27-year-old woman, as the two dead suspects. Relatives have said the two were married.
Who were the victims?
Fourteen people were killed, and police have not released any details. However it appears that those targeted were colleagues of Farook’s in the San Bernadino county public health department, who were holding a work event at the centre’s conference facilities.
What was the motive?
Police said they had “no information on motivation,” but Farook had earlier left the work event after an angry incident. He returned with Malik, both heavily armed, to carry out the massacre.
Terrorism and a workplace dispute are among the possible motives.