Law enforcement officials have identified Syed R. Farook and Tashfeen Malik as a suspects in Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino

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Law enforcement officials have identified Syed R. Farook as a suspect in Wednesday’s mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, which left 14 people dead, 17 wounded and 2 suspects killed.

Authorities confirmed that 28-year-old Syed Farook and 27-year-old Tashfeen Malik are the deceased suspects that were killed in a shootout during a police pursuit.

Authorities also confirmed that Farook worked as an environmental specialist at the San Bernardino County Health Department and had been employed at the agency for 5 years.

Farook was born in the United States in 1987. It is unclear whether the mass shooting was an act of terrorism.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Farook had traveled to Saudi Arabia and returned with a new wife he met online. The couple had a baby and appeared to be “living the American dream,” said Patrick Baccari, a food inspector who shared a cubicle with Farook.

It is unclear whether Farook attended Cal State Fullerton, as mentioned earlier today by The Daily BeastThe Orange County Register spoke with a spokeswoman for Cal State Fullerton and said university records indicate that a Syed R. Farook earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration-finance there in 2013.

“We do not know and cannot confirm whether this is the same individual referenced in today’s news reports,” spokeswoman Paula Selleck told Alma Fausto of the Orange County Register.

The Daily Beast says there are two Syed R. Farooks living in the Greater San Bernardino Area.

Syed Farook is listed in public records as a resident of the Redlands address from which police tracked the SUV involved in the shootout.

Investigators saw what they thought was the suspects’ vehicle leaving that Redlands home that was being looked into in connection with the mass shooting, according to KTLA. Officers saw a vehicle leave the area and followed it.

A pursuit led them back to San Bernardino, where the vehicle stopped on East San Bernardino Avenue near Mountain View Avenue. Police fired on the vehicle, leaving two people inside dead.

Originally posted 2016-04-12 21:50:56.

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