Obama Discusses California Shooting: US Has 'Pattern Of Mass Shootings'
Less than a week after he delivered a statement on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, President Obama addressed another mass shooting.
On Wednesday, an active shooter situation occurred in San Bernardino, California. We don't yet have all the facts, but there were reportedly multiple people killed and injured.
Chief Jarrod Burguan said "upwards of 14 dead and upwards of 14 injured" during #SanBernardino shooting. — John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) December 2, 2015
Disturbingly, the shooting occurred at a social services facility for the developmentally disabled, Inland Regional Center.
#SanBernardino shooting occurred at Inland Regional Center, which provides services for developmentally disabled individuals. - @cnnbrk — Elite Daily (@EliteDaily) December 2, 2015
Three suspects are reportedly still at large.
President Obama, who was reportedly alerted of the shooting during a scheduled interview with CBS, appeared very downtrodden as he delivered an informal statement on the incident.
The president said,
We have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world.
It's difficult to disagree, particularly when you consider the fact there have now been 355 mass shootings in 2015 alone.*
Watch clips of President Obama's comments below, and click here for the full video:
"My hope is — we're able to contain this particular shooting," @POTUS tells @NorahODonnellhttps://t.co/HvzQ0Yeat1https://t.co/jjNND1xDKR — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 2, 2015
.@POTUS on San Bernardino: Pattern of mass shootings has no parallel anywhere else in world https://t.co/x6cJLXKBE6https://t.co/zsEMjN8r1v — CBSN (@CBSNLive) December 2, 2015
MORE: We should come together in "bipartisan basis" to make mass shootings rare, @POTUS says https://t.co/x6cJLXKBE6 https://t.co/rROkeiCKHr — CBSN (@CBSNLive) December 2, 2015
*Editor's note: This article initially reported there have been 352 mass shootings in 2015. That number was inaccurate. There have been 355 mass shootings in 2015.