California shooting suspect identified as Syed Farook

2015-12-03 06:45
Law enforcement search for a suspect in a mass shooting at a social services centre in San Bernardino. (Chris Carlson, AP)

Law enforcement search for a suspect in a mass shooting at a social services centre in San Bernardino. (Chris Carlson, AP)

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Los Angeles - One of the suspects in a mass shooting that left at least 14 people dead in California has been identified as a man named Syed Farook, US media reported.

- Read more: At least 14 dead in California mass shooting

Public records show that a man bearing the same name worked as an environmental health specialist for San Bernardino County, where the shooting took place.

The Los Angeles Times said that two law enforcement sources had given the suspect's name as Syed Farook.

A man carrying the same name is listed as residing at an apartment complex where the suspects of Wednesday's shooting were tracked by police.

Wednesday's attack took place during a holiday party being held at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, a huge facility that provides services to people with disabilities.

Authorities said they were looking at reports the attack might be linked to a disgruntled employee.

David Bowdich, the FBI assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles field office, said he was informed that someone left the event following a dispute prior to the shooting.

"Somebody did leave, but we have no idea if that is the person that came back."

The shooting triggered a massive manhunt that ended hours later with police shooting dead two suspects, a man and a woman.

NBC News said another of the suspects was believed to be Farook's brother.

The identity of the woman was unknown.

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