NBC SPECIAL REPORT:
Police Chief Jarrod Burguan says that there may be an estimated 14 people dead and 14 more wounded due to the mass shooting at the social service facility in San Bernardino, California. This is subject to change as the building continues to be cleared out and victims are transported to hospitals.
The shooters “came prepared,” Burguan said. “They were armed with long guns, not handguns.” Police didn’t exchange gunfire with the shooters, he added.
Sgt. Vicki Cervantes says that this is still an active situation and authorities have not located the suspects.
Burguan says they are looking for one to three suspects that may have fled the area in a dark-colored SUV, according to the Associated Press.
The president and CEO of the Southern California social services center where gunmen opened fire says the shooting happened in a conference area where the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health was having a banquet.
The motive for the shooting is unknown and there were no known threats targeting the facility prior to the shooting, according to KRON.
Police are still trying to clear the complex. All the roads surrounding the shooting scene are closed off, and police are warning people about the shooting.
Authorities have locked down courts and increased police presence at other public facilities but didn’t know the motive of the attack.