UPDATED 5:54 p.m. PT: At a press conference, San Bernardino police chief Jarrod Burguan confirmed two suspected gunmen were killed in the shootout with police.
One suspect was male and one was female, and both were wearing assault-style clothing, with assault rifles and handguns.
One more person was seen running from the scene of the shootout, and was later detained by police. It remains unclear if the third individual was involved with the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center, where at least 14 people were killed and 17 injured.
FBI spokesperson David Bowdich said it was too early to say if the shooting was a terrorist act, but it was a possibility as they examined “a few potential things” related to the incident.
At least two suspects in Wednesday’s San Bernardino mass shooting have been taken down following a shootout with police, authorities said. A third suspect was still outstanding.
It was initially unclear if the downed suspects were still alive. They have yet not been identified.
Police stopped a vehicle believed to be the one used by gunmen to flee the scene at the Inland Regional Center, where 14 people were killed and another 17 injured.
The shootout took place in a residential neighborhood about a mile away from the Inland Regional Center, according to ABC7.
Gunfire exchanged between the suspected gunmen and responding officers left all windows of the black SUV completely shot out.
One police officer was injured and was transported to a local hospital, authorities said. The injury is believed to be non-life-threatening.
Tactical vehicles are on the scene as officers set up a perimeter around the vehicle and continue the search for a third suspect.