SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Police said at least 14 people are dead and 14 injured in an active-shooting situation in San Bernardino, California, Wednesday.
The shooting took place at the Inland Regional Center, a nonprofit that works with individuals with developmental disabilities, at 1365 S. Waterman Avenue.
Investigators were searching the building and have yet to clear it. Police said there were reports of one to three shooters involved, and they were described to be wearing ski masks.
A source confirmed KABC that there were three shooters armed with rifles, and there were no suspects in custody. Riverside police said they are helping other agencies look for male suspects in a black SUV, possibly a GMC Yukon.
Shortly before 3 p.m. ET, dozens of people were seen exiting the building with their hands up.
Loma Linda University Medical Center said the hospital’s emergency room is in disaster mode and is expecting an influx of patients. The exact number of patients was not immediately available.
Marcos Aguilera’s wife was in the building when the gunfire erupted. He said a shooter entered the building next to his wife’s office and opened fire.
“They locked themselves in her office. They seen bodies on the floor,” Aguilera said, adding that his wife saw ambulances taking people out of the building on stretchers.
Aguilera said his wife was able to get out of the building unharmed.
Terry Pettit said he received a text message from his daughter, telling him that gunmen were in her building and that she and some co-workers were hiding. She said there were 10 to 20 people were shot.
Multiple agencies were working together on scene. FBI and ATF agents were responding to the scene to assist local authorities.
The White House said President Barack Obama was briefed on the situation.