California shooting suspect identified as Syed Farook: media

By AFP
Published: December 3, 2015
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Rescue crews tend to the injured in the intersection outside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California in this still image taken from video December 2, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rescue crews tend to the injured in the intersection outside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California in this still image taken from video December 2, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES: One of the suspects in a mass shooting that left at least 14 people dead in California has been identified as a man named Syed Farook, US media reported.

Public records show that a man bearing the same name worked as an environmental health specialist for San Bernardino County, where the shooting took place.

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The Los Angeles Times said that two law enforcement sources had given the suspect’s name as Syed Farook.

A man carrying the same name is listed as residing at an apartment complex where the suspects of Wednesday’s shooting were tracked by police.

Wednesday’s attack took place during a holiday party being held at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, a huge facility that provides services to people with disabilities.

Authorities said they were looking at reports the attack might be linked to a disgruntled employee.

San Bernardino police chief Jarrod Burguan said he was informed that someone left the event following a dispute prior to the shooting.
“Somebody did leave, but we have no idea if that is the person that came back.”

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The shooting triggered a massive manhunt that ended hours later with police shooting dead two suspects, a man and a woman.

NBC News said another of the suspects was believed to be Farook’s brother.

The identity of the woman was unknown.

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US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for a bipartisan effort “at every level of government” to address mass shootings, such as the one that injured as many as 20 people in San Bernardino, California.

“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.

“We should never think that this is something that just happens in the ordinary course of events, because it doesn’t happen with the same frequency in other countries,” he said.

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  • Arijit Sharma
    Dec 3, 2015 - 9:33AM

    “Syed Farook” – sounds like a RSS or Shiv Sena member. Any way, terror has no religion.Recommend

  • IndianDude
    Dec 3, 2015 - 9:35AM

    Good news for Pakistan, the shooter doesn’t seem to have connection to ‘south asia’ Recommend

  • Hameed
    Dec 3, 2015 - 9:40AM

    Sounds desi.Recommend

  • Khayam
    Dec 3, 2015 - 10:11AM

    No more US visas :(Recommend

  • Dec 3, 2015 - 10:39AM

    All countries with Muslim population please watch what is being taught in Madarsas and what is being preached in the masjids; specially on fridays. If the majority muslims keep quiet or even have sympathies the muslims will suffer and a religion of peace will be lost. Recommend

  • jayant
    Dec 3, 2015 - 10:45AM

    One bad apple give bad name to entire religion ! is it fair ? No IMO, but wasnt fair to call other Kafir too. ! Recommend

  • Naseer
    Dec 3, 2015 - 10:46AM

    Terrorism or work related violence? either way Syed Farook is bad news for Muslims.Recommend

  • ZHamid
    Dec 3, 2015 - 10:55AM

    @Khayam:

    Who want to go to US….we have peaceful and developed Pakistan which Quaid E Azam gave to us…Recommend

  • Shaan
    Dec 3, 2015 - 11:41AM

    If a muslim does it= terrorism
    If a christian, hindu or jew does it= hate crimeRecommend

  • Stranger
    Dec 3, 2015 - 4:00PM

    Heres a warm welcome to the cliched statements – “This is not Islam /They are not Muslims. All muslims are not Militants. His family does not know how and when he became like this . he was a normal son … Muslims region wide condemn this …”Recommend

  • Question
    Dec 3, 2015 - 5:47PM

    Name Syed Farook is known, but the women is unidentified? How come? What if the woman did the shooting and Syed Farook just by misfortune happened to be nearby. Nobody is even questioning this just because the other person is a Muslim, so he must be the the one who have done the shooting.Recommend

  • Dec 3, 2015 - 5:55PM

    @Shaan: This sort of sympathy or defence emboldens the violence in the name of Islam. Sir you are not doing good to your religion or country. Recommend

  • IndianDude
    Dec 4, 2015 - 4:04AM

    @ndianDude
    Good news for Pakistan, the shooter doesn’t seem to have connection to ‘south asia’

    .Oops..sorry to get your hopes up. It was a ‘south asian’ after all!Recommend

  • Dec 4, 2015 - 12:50PM

    @IndianDude:
    You spoke a bit early both are originally from Pakistan Recommend

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