SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — San Bernardino Fire Department units responded to a report of a “20-victim shooting” today, according to KTLA. The incident was reported in the 1300 block of South Waterman Avenue, the Fire Department tweeted shortly before 11:15 a.m. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department warned people to avoid the area due to police activity.
Authorities said the situation is unfolding at the Inland Regional Center, a nonprofit that works with people with developmental disabilities. Multiple roads are closed. Marcos Aguilera’s wife was in the building when the gunfire erupted, ABC7 reported. He told ABC7 a shooter entered the building next to his wife’s office and opened fire.“They locked themselves in her office. They saw bodies on the floor,” Aguilera said, adding that his wife saw ambulances taking people out of the building on stretchers.
The incident occurred at Inland Regional Center. They serve tens of thousands of disabled people every year at this facility. There is an active shooter situation with at least 20 victims, meaning at least 20 people are injured. Police responded quickly because there was a police training exercise nearby. At least 12 fatalities on the scene. Streets are closed. They have set up a mini hospital out front of the Inland Regional Center. There are 5 or 6 ambulances on the scene. Hostages have been brought out with hands in the air which are standard procedure. They are attempting to neutralize an explosive device. Building number 1 has been cleared and building number 2 is in the process of being cleared. Law enforcement is going floor to floor trying to clear building 2. 1-3 possible suspects have been confirmed. The suspects have been described as three men wearing ski masks with protective gear and carrying rifle-style guns. Area schools are using the hashtag of #WatermanIncident because this occurred on Waterman, Ave.