San Bernardino Shooters Identified As Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik

San Bernardino Shooters Identified As Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik

The suspects in today’s shooting in San Bernardino have been formally identified by the authorities.

Syed Rizwan Farook
Syed Rizwan Farook
Farook was born in the United States, was a county employee, and had been working at the Public Health Department for the last five years. Malik’s status is unknown, but she and Farook were in a relationship – other sources have said that they were married.

A total of three potential bomb-like devices were “disposed” of by the authorities.

Farook and Malik were killed in a shootout with police earlier. Farook’s name came up early in the investigation, as reports of a dispute at the Health Department’s meeting or party were traced back to him. The police chief stated that in the course of checking out “multiple addresses” that Farook was associated with, a warrant was served at a residence in Redlands, CA. During that visit, contact was made with a vehicle that matched the description of the getaway car.

A shootout ensued. Farook and Malik were both armed.

Both were killed in the shootout, and one police officer was injured (is hospitalized, and expected to recover). Fox News reported on air that Farook and Malik were married, with a 6 month old baby.

Just before the police press conference, CAIR held a press conference in Anaheim, and trotted out Farook’s brother-in-law.

Other outlets are talking to coworkers.

There are reports that both Farook and Malik were wearing GoPro cameras. God only knows what kind of footage they recorded.

Adam Housley of Fox News reported that “go bags” were also found – luggage packed for a quick escape. Between that, and the amount of weapons and ammunition found, indicates that this was a well planned attack, not a spontaneous shooting.

Victory Girls will continue to update this story as we learn more information.

Update: the photo of Farook has been changed, as media reports initially ran using his brother’s picture instead. Farook’s brother is named Syed Raheel Farook, which accounts for the confusion. We regret the error.

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  • Never blindly trust media says:

    The FB profile photo you posted is not the same person. The only think he shared in common with the killer is his last name and the fact that he lived in CA. Did you not even notice the photo of the perp didn’t even remotely resemble the FB photo?

    Very unfortunate that everyone was in such a mad rush to publish a story that they didn’t bother to vet their sources. And now this guy’s image, along with his children, is circulating around the internet, identifying him as a terrorist.

    And it wouldn’t have taken anyone with half a brain to look at this guys FB page and see that he was not the same person.

  • Ashley says:

    You probably should fact check. You’re posting pictures of the wrong person and claiming they are the shooter. By doing so you are opening a world of hurt for the person pictured. Please correct your post! You in turn will disrupt the life of an innocent person, his wife and children.

  • John says:

    Please remove the picture.

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