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San Bernardino Shooting Is The Deadliest Since Sandy Hook

Police report at least 14 dead, which would make the shooting in San Bernardino the bloodiest since Newtown

Dec 02, 2015 at 6:25 PM ET

At least 14 people were killed in a mass shooting in the bloodiest act of gun violence in the United States since the massacre at Sandy Hook.

In a press conference Wednesday, the San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan described how “up to three people” entered the Inland Regional Center and opened fire. He cautioned that the information was still preliminary, and the death toll could go up.

If the death toll stays at fourteen, that will make this the deadliest shooting since Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012.

It would also make it the bloodiest mass shooting of the year. In June, Dylann Roof fatally shot nine people during a prayer service at a church in Charleston, North Carolina. A month later, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez shot and killed four Marines and a Navy service member in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In October, Chris Mercer shot nine people to death at Umpqua Community College in southwest Oregon before shooting himself to death.