Syed Farook’s father said of the shooter: “He was very religious. He would go to work, come back, go to pray, come back. He’s Muslim.” The search for the motive continues, as it always does when the killers are Muslim — after all the idea that a believer in the Religion of Peace would commit an act of violence for any reason is inconceivable.
“Suspects identified in San Bernardino shooting that left 14 people dead,” CNNwire, December 3, 2015:
SAN BERNARDINO, California– The two suspects killed in the gunfight with police in the San Bernardino shooting were Syed Farook and Tashfeen Melik, said San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. Some 20 officers were involved in the shootout with the two.
The two suspects killed in the SUV were in a relationship. They were “either boyfriend, girlfriend; husband and wife,” said San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.
“I think that what we have seen and how they were equipped, there had to be some kind of planning in this,” Burguan said. But he added that police still do not know the motive for the shooting.
The shootout with the suspects happened after authorities say they burst into a holiday party at a center for people with developmental disabilities and killed 14 people and wounded 17 others.
Multiple law enforcement sources tell CNN that Farook was an inspector with the county health department, who abruptly left the event at the Inland Regional Center before the shootings.
*More on the center here*
The sources said the residence in Redlands, California, currently surrounded by law enforcement is connected to Farook. It is that house where the chase began that led to the shoot-out with the occupants of the SUV. The sources said that Farook is known to be a U.S. citizen.
Farook’s family has not been able to track him down or his wife since Wednesday morning, said Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations). Farhan Khan, Farook’s brother-in-law, told reporters, “I have no idea why he would he do something like this. I have absolutely no idea. I am in shock myself.”
Khan said he last talked to Farook a week ago. “I don’t have words to express how sad and how devastated I am,” Khan said.
“We will go where the evidence takes us,” said the Los Angeles FBI Director when asked about the possibility of this shooting being related to terrorism….