California shooting investigated as 'act of terrorism'

A San Bernardino police officer stands by flowers on the sidewalk on Waterman Avenue near the Inland Regional Center on December 3, 2015 in San Bernardino, California after a shooting that left at least 14 people deadThe mass shooting in California is being investigated as “an act of terrorism,” the FBI said Friday, amid reports the female assailant had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on Facebook. The developments in the probe come two days after 14 people were killed and 21 others wounded at a year-end office party in San Bernardino — the deadliest mass shooting in the United States since the Newtown school massacre in 2012. Syed Farook, a 28-year-old American citizen, and his 27-year-old Pakistani wife Tashfeen Malik were killed in a firefight with police hours after the attack — leaving investigators to comb through their belongings to try to determine a motive.

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