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Here's the Latest on the Intense Hunt for the San Bernardino Suspects

December 2nd 2015

By:
Kyle Jaeger

Updated: Hours after multiple gunmen opened fire at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, police engaged in a high-speed chase with a black SUV that was reportedly being driven by a suspected shooter. 

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Live video taken from an ABC7 news helicopter appears to show the SUV riddled with bullets and a suspect on the ground nearby, surrounded by blood. There is also a long rifle near the man's body, ABC7 reported.

A second suspect was pulled from the backseat of the SUV after law enforcement approached the door using tactical gear. 

At a press conference, San Bernardino Police Department Chief Jarrod Burguan confirmed that both suspects in the SUV (a male and a female) were killed during the shootout. Another suspect, who may have been involved in the shooting, was detained in the surrounding area, CNN reported. 

Police continued their search for a third suspect after receiving a report of a suspicious person jumping a fence in the area near where the car chase ended. The manhunt ended after police searched through houses in a neighborhood several miles away from the Inland Regional Center.

It is not yet clear whether the police chase was related to the mass shooting, which left 14 people dead and 17 others injured. However, witnesses have said that the alleged shooters fled from the Inland Regional Center in a dark-colored SUV after opening fire in a conference room within the building.

During the police chase, shots were reportedly fired from the SUV, injuring one officer. San Bernardino Police Department Sgt. Vicki Cervantes said that the officers involved in the chase, including the officer who was shot, are "okay." Police returned fire, and the car's windows were shot out.

Dozens of police and SWAT cars lined the street where the SUV stopped, and officers used tactical gear to safely approach the back door of the SUV. FBI, SWAT, and police from multiple jurisdictions have been involved in the investigation into the shooting.

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The San Bernardino police chief is scheduled to take questions from the media at a press conferences at 4:45 PM.

Updated December 2: This story was updated to reflect new information about the suspects, according to new reports from CNN.