Twitter accounts allegedly affiliated with the Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the shooting that left at least 14 dead in San Bernardino, California. Above a screenshot of a Twitter account with Daesh propaganda can be seen tweeting about the attack. Other Twitter accounts allegedly affiliated with the international terrorist group have also claimed responsibility. However, none of this has been verified.
Law enforcement has refused to speculate at this time but the tweets are similar to those that were sent out by Islamic State affiliated accounts during the Paris attacks.
Many of the tweets were hashtagged “America_Burning.”
The above tweet translates to:
California streets are full with soldiers with heavy weapons. The Unites States is burning #America_Burning #Takbir
Police say that gunmen attacked a center to help those with disabilities in San Bernadino on the morning of December 2. The building is located at 1363 South Waterman Avenue and helps people with developmental disabilities. The San Bernardino Fire Department tweeted that up to 20 people had been shot in total inside the building.
Syed Farook has been identified as one of the suspected gunmen in the Wednesday morning shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, according to CBS News. “Farook” is an Arabic name.
The shooting occurred during a Christmas party being held by the San Bernardino County public health department, which had rented a room at the Inland Regional Center.
A man named Syed Farook is listed as a state employee who works as an environmental health specialist in San Bernardino.
A woman was also killed with Farook, police said. She has not been identified. Witnesses said there were three shooters, but police are not sure if there is another gunman on the loose. According to NBC News, Farook’s brother was also involved in the shooting.