Islamist Syed Farook and his young bride Tashfeen Malik planned their attack a year in advance, even before the birth of their child.
The San Bernardino Islamists planned their attack before the birth of their baby.
NBC News reported:
San Bernardino terror couple Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik spent at least a year preparing for their terror attack, NBC News has learned, practicing at a local gun range and making financial plans for their family after their deaths.
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And the husband may have discussed an attack as many as three years ago, law enforcement sources said Tuesday.
Two sources said Farook and Malik had practiced their shooting skills at a Riverside, California-area gun range for a year or more before last Wednesday’s attack on a holiday office party. They killed 14 people and wounded 21 more with firearms at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.
Counterterrorism officials also told NBC News that Farook and Malik were making preparations for some time to “take care of both grandma and the baby.” The couple lived in a Redlands, California residence with their 6-month-old daughter and Farook’s 62-year-old mother, Rafia Farook. They left their daughter with Rafia Farook on the morning of the attack.
Investigators are examining a $28,500 deposit made to Farook’s bank account in the weeks before the Dec. 2 rampage.