Three men attempted to stop one of the shooters, but all were shot; it was unclear if any of them survived.One victim was killed while shielding a coworker with his body.The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in the U. since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting,am PST, Farook and Malik, armed with semi-automatic pistols and rifles, fired five shots, killing two people outside the building.Farook then entered a minute later and opened fire on those in attendance, followed quickly by Malik.Enrique Marquez Jr., a friend and former neighbor of Farook, was investigated in connection with his purchase of the two rifles used in the attack.Marquez was arrested on December 17, 2015, and charged with three federal criminal counts: conspiracy to provide material support for terrorism, making a false statement in connection with acquisition of firearms, and immigration fraud.Probation officers initially set up a makeshift triage center near the entrance of the building, but deemed it to be too close and relocated it across the street by am.
The perpetrators, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple living in the city of Redlands, targeted a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and Christmas party, of about 80 employees, in a rented banquet room. Malik was a Pakistani-born lawful permanent resident of the United States.
Farook and Malik had traveled to Saudi Arabia in the years before the attack.
The couple had amassed a large stockpile of weapons, ammunition, and bomb-making equipment in their home.
Realizing this, several officers repositioned themselves and focused their gunfire on Farook.
One police officer eventually shot at Farook, hitting him in the right side and allowing others to flank and shoot at him.
The San Bernardino SWAT team happened to be conducting its monthly training exercise a few miles away from the scene at the time of the attack, which allowed them to arrive at the scene within eleven minutes.