At least 14 killed in California mass shooting

At least 14 killed in California mass shooting

Californian police have confirmed at least 14 people have been killed and another 14 wounded, following a mass shooting in the city of San Bernadino.

Between one and three gunmen have opened fire on a centre for people with developmental disabilities.

Police now believe two of the gunmen have been captured,after they intercepted a black SUV the gunmen had reportedly escaped in.

However its believed one shooter remains at large.

A police spokesperson said the centre was hosting an event when more than one gunman burst into the room and began firing.

The men were reportedly wearing military style attire, and were heavily armed.

The San Bernardino police chief Jarrod Burguan said it was unclear what the motive behind the shooting was, while the FBI said it is unclear whether it was a “terrorist incident”.

US President Barack Obama has used the tragedy to again call for bipartisan effort to address mass shootings in the US.

“We don’t yet know what the motives of the shooters are, but what we do know is there are steps we can take to make Americans safer and that we should come together in a bipartisan basis at every level of government to make these rare as opposed to normal,” he told CBS News.

 

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