INTERNATIONAL: San Bernardino gunmen wound multiple people; some feared dead

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INTERNATIONAL: San Bernardino gunmen wound multiple people; some feared dead
*Photo credit: Kfor
*Photo credit: Kfor
*Photo credit: Kfor

NEW YORK TIMES – Gunmen fired dozens of shots Wednesday inside a service center for people with disabilities in San Bernardino, Calif., witnesses said, and there were reports of multiple victims, including possibly several dead.

The offices of Inland Regional Services were surrounded by officers from several local law enforcement and emergency medical agencies, and amid reports of a possible explosive device left in the building, teams of officers searched it room by room, looking for survivors or suspects. The F.B.I. and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also dispatched agents.

But radio traffic among police officers indicated that the gunmen may have left the scene before law enforcement arrived, and there were reports of a pursuit.

“Multiple shooters came in and just started shooting,” a police spokeswoman, Sgt. Vicki Cervantes, said. “We were told that at least one of the shooters may have left in a black S.U.V. from the location.”

The attack came just five days after a gunman killed three people and wounded nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs — the latest in a long string of mass shootings that have rocked the country and prompted debates about the easy availability of firearms.

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