Immediately afterwards, the couple continued to exchange fire with police from inside their vehicle at around Malik opened the side passenger door and shot at the first police vehicle to stop, which was about 210 feet (64 m) away from the SUV.Farook exited out of the driver's front door, stood between the two open doors, and opened fire on the same vehicle.The devices were described as pipe bombs constructed with Christmas lights and tied together, combined with a remote controlled car that was switched on. They ignored the pleas of wounded victims to stop and administer first aid to them, as that is common procedure during an active shooter situation.
Realizing this, several officers repositioned themselves and focused their gunfire on Farook.
One police officer eventually shot Farook in the right side, allowing others to flank and shoot at him.
On December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed and 22 others were seriously injured in a terrorist attack consisting of a mass shooting and an attempted bombing at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California.
The perpetrators, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple living in the city of Redlands, targeted a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and Christmas party of about 80 employees in a rented banquet room. S.-born citizen of Pakistani descent, who worked as a health department employee.
Probation officers initially set up a makeshift triage center near the entrance of the building, but deemed it to be too close and relocated it across the street by a.m.
Because survivors were soaked from water pouring from the fire sprinkler pipe, they became slippery for officers to hold.During the shooting, many of those in attendance managed to escape the room and flee deeper into the building, while those who remained hid underneath tables or in bathrooms, closets, and cupboards.A bullet hit a fire sprinkler pipe, causing water to pour down the banquet room, making it difficult to see.The San Bernardino SWAT team happened to be conducting its monthly training exercise a few miles away from the scene at the time of the attack, which allowed them to arrive at the scene within eleven minutes.As officers searched for shooters inside the building, others aided the wounded.PST, Farook and Malik, armed with semi-automatic pistols and rifles, fired five shots, killing two people outside the building.Farook then entered a minute later and opened fire on those in attendance, followed quickly by Malik.Injured victims were carried out on blankets and chairs, as litters and tactical stretchers were unavailable at the time.An SBPD tactical medic supervised the extraction operation. Department of Homeland Security sent a Pilatus PC-12 surveillance aircraft to the area, which circled the skies above San Bernardino for hours, mainly in the area where the shooting took place and in areas under investigation by police, and departed after the shootout between the perpetrators and police. A witness gave Farook's name to police, who quickly learned that he had rented a black Ford Expedition SUV with Utah license plates four days before the attack.Four hours later, police pursued their vehicle and killed them in a shootout, which also left two officers injured.According to the FBI's investigation, the perpetrators were "homegrown violent extremists" inspired by foreign terrorist groups.