In the deadliest mass shooting since Sandy Hook in December 2012, 14 people were killed and 17 people injured when Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, parents of a 6-month-old daughter, allegedly opened fire yesterday at a holiday party in San Bernardino, Calif.
While law enforcement officials have yet to determine a motive for the killings, and are investigating whether it was terrorism-related or an incident of workplace violence, reports indicate that the pair wore "assault-style clothing" and were armed with assault rifles and semi-automatic handguns, according to Time magazine.
Not only that, but other reports say that the pair wore GoPro cameras and had "multiple pipe bombs" in the black SUV they used to get away from the scene. They were later killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers.
Whatever their motives, they "came prepared to do what they did as if on a mission," San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said.
The pair left their infant daughter with her grandmother before the attack, according to NBC News.
The massacre has once again stirred debate about gun violence in America, as this is the second high-profile mass shooting in a week, after a man was accused of killing three at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado on November 27.