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First photo of female Calif. shooter

Posted at 6:54 PM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 21:54:58-05

UPDATE: ABC News has released the first photo of female shooting suspect Tashfeen Malik.


The two suspects in the mass shooting on Wednesday in San Bernardino, California, have been identified as 28-year-old Syed Farook and 27-year-old Tashfeen Malik. It is not clear if the couple were married.

Farhan Khan, the brother-in-law of the Farook, told reporters that he had no idea why his brother-in-law would kill so many people and he wished a speedy recovery for the other victims.

Farook was an inspector with the county health department, which was hosting a holiday party for its employees at the Inland Regional Center. Farook had been employed by the department for 5 years. According to multiple reports, he abruptly left the party before the shooting and then returned and opened fire.

The couple had dropped their 6-month-old baby off with her grandmother on Wednesday morning. They reportedly said at the time that they were on their way to a doctor's appointment.

Four hours after shooting, police began chasing a black SUV carrying the two suspects from a home in Redlands. The two were ultimately killed in a shootout with law enforcement officials shortly after the shooting.

Overnight, the FBI conducted a raid on an apartment in Redlands. During the raid, residents in the area were asked to evacuate.

The mass shooting began at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday. 14 people were killed and 17 were injured. A police officer was also injured during the incident and is expected to recover.


Here is the latest from Redlands PD on search warrant served at home on Center St. KTNV Channel 13 Action News

Posted by Bryan Callahan on Wednesday, December 2, 2015


At this point, it is not known if the shooting was workplace violence or terrorism. Police say that there was "some degree of planning" and the shooters were heavily armed and were wearing tactic attire.


A third person was briefly detained during the incident, but might not be connected to the shooting. 

The case is still under investigation by local law enforcement and the FBI.