An active shooter situation is unfolding in San Bernardino, Calif. with reports that 20 people were shot near a building that houses persons with mental and physical disabilities. Fatalities have also been reported, and there is also chatter that the shooter did not act alone.
There were initial reports of at least 20 victims down amid an active shooter incident in San Bernardino late Wednesday morning, according to a police official.
The San Bernardino Fire Department first tweeted around 11:15 a.m. that they were responding to a report of a “20-victim shooting.”
San Bernardino police confirmed via a tweet sent by the county’s Sheriff Department around 11:30 a.m. that there was an active shooter still in the area of Orange Show Road / Waterman Avenue near Park Center Circle.
The call first came in at 10:59 a.m. of multiple shots fired from the area of 1365 S. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Richard Lawhead said. The department’s SWAT team was training nearby and was suited, “ready to roll” and responded rapidly, Lawhead said.
There were reports of at least 20 victims, Lawhead initially told KTLA. In a separate interview, the lieutenant confirmed there were multiple victims.
Reports also say that media has been instructed not to show photos of the Inland Regional Center in case this was a coordinating attack and the suspects are viewing live feeds. According to NBC News, police are on the search for at least three other suspects.
Watch KTLA’s live report in the clip below. As this story continues to develop, we will return with updates what information we’ve learned via KTLA and other media outlets.
UPDATE: Police publicly said a suspect has been “downed” and another may be killed or apprehended as well. Information on a reported third suspect has been scant at best. CNN reports that police say at least 14 people were killed and an additional 17 were injured. One responding officer to the scene of where the alleged suspects were cornered and gunned down was reportedly shot. The injury does not appear to be life-threatening.