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BREAKING: Shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.; 17 Dead, 14+ Wounded; 3 Suspects — 2 Down, 1 Detained

8:45 p.m.Police announce two suspects were killed at the scene of the shootout near the black SUV in San Bernardino. One officer was injured and is being treated at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Suspects were dressed in “assault-style clothing” and carried “assault-style rifles.” One of the suspects was male, one was a female.

The FBI is “not willing to say that we know for sure if it’s terrorism.” The investigation is “fluid and active.”

A third suspect was seen running away from the scene and has been detained by the police. It is “unknown” whether that individual was involved in the situation.

“We do not have a motive,” the police spokesman told the press.

7:55 p.m.: Combined law enforcement are combing a residential neighborhood a few miles away from Inland Regional Center, with help from K-9 units.

No information about the suspects has been released, but audio from the police dispatch during the shootout between law enforcement and the suspects reported at least one ”male, dark-skinned” suspect (at 1:40):

4:18 p.m.: FOX 10 News reports that law enforcement are confirming multiple shooters, but it is not clear whether they remain inside the Inland Regional Center or have fled the scene, as some outlets have reported. Four adult patients have been admitted to Loma Linda Hospital nearby, according to a hospital spokesman.

3:10 p.m.: San Bernardino police are reporting an active shooter situation at and around the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif.

Several outlets are reporting as many as 20 wounded, possibly 12 dead, and as many as 3 suspects – though those reports have not been confirmed by local law enforcement. Police are currently conducting a room-by-room sweep of the Inland Center, a county facility that serves people with developmental disabilities.

The scene of the shooting is below (via T. Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner): 

A triage unit has been set up nearby, and local hospitals are on alert. KIRO 7 Eyewitness News has live helicopter footage of the scene.

Stay tuned to The Corner for updates.

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