REPORT: Eyewitnesses Insist of 3rd Shooter in SB Terror Attack
The San Bernardino, California shootings was the worst terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. With the fervor and emotion dying down it's clear, though, that more investigation is needed into the identities and relationships of the shooters.
The two shooters who have gained the most media attention are the male and female shooters who were a couple and who had traveled to the Middle East and were likely radicalized there. The attack killed over a dozen people and left nearly 2 dozen others severely wounded.
But eyewitnesses of the terrorist attack have made multiple claims that there were, in fact, 3 shooters present during the shooting.
One of the witnesses, Sally Abdelmageed, reported to following on a CBS broadcast: "As we looked out the window a second set of shots goes off [...] and we saw a man fall to the floor. Then we just looked and we saw three men dressed in all black, military attire, with vests on."
The reporter questioning Abdelmageed asked if she was "certain she saw three men" and Abdelmageed responded "Yes."
Another witness, a man named Juan Fernandez, reported that he saw "three white men" who were dressed in military garb and who fled the scene.
Now, it must be understood that eyewitness accounts typically vary in accuracy. Remember the varied accounts in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, which were so varied that it became almost impossible to piece together the truth.
However, the FBI quickly abandoned their investigation of the apartment where the shooters staged their attack, and that quick abandonment has made it almost impossible to use the site to determine whether there was another shooter involved.
It's easy to attack the FBI investigators and claim that they didn't execute their due diligence in researching a third shooter, but the real issue here is the lack of communication about the situation.
If there is evidence of a third shooter, the American public needs to know that a killer is loose in its midst. If there isn't evidence of a third shooter, we still need to know. Ignorance is not bliss, it's danger.