A Glimpse Inside California Shooters' Home


The doors of the San Bernardino shooters' Redland, California, home were open to reporters on Dec. 4.

In a controversial move, the building landlord allowed dozens of reporters to investigate the apartment of Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik.

Members of the media combed through belongings ranging from a crib and toys belonging to their 6-month-old baby, to Korans and prayer beads.

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The windows were boarded up, and fingerprinting dust revealed traces of the law enforcement investigations that took place on Dec. 2. Those searches led to the discovery of 4,000 rounds of ammunition, 12 pipe bombs and bomb-making equipment, The Washington Times reported.

“Clearly they were equipped and could’ve continued to carry out another attack,” police chief Jarrod Burguan said, according to The Guardian.

The computer's hard drive was absent, presumably now in the hands of authorities, according to the New York Daily News.

In the bathroom, reporters found the couple's drivers licenses and photos. Other items found include a book on motherhood.

Farook and Malik were killed during a confrontation with police after shooting and killing 14 people at a government agency where Farook worked on Dec. 2.

Investigators are still trying to determine the motive behind the rampage.

“Why would he do that? Why would he do something like this? I have absolutely no idea. I am in shock myself," Farook's brother-in-law, Farhan Khan, said at a press conference held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, according to The Guardian.

Law enforcement officials said on Dec. 4 that Malik announced her allegiance to an ISIS leader on social media before the deadly shootings, while previous FBI statements revealed Farook was in contact with figures being investigated for international terrorism, The New York Post reports.

Officials theorize Islamist extremists might have radicalized the couple either abroad or in the U.S., but no official conclusions have been reached.

Sources: The Washington TimesNew York Daily NewsThe Guardian (2), The New York Post / Photo Credit: MSNBC via New York Daily NewsDaily Mail

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