from USA TODAY ANAHEIM, Calif. — The day started like any other — and ended in mass murder.
Syed R. Farook and Tashfeen Malik dropped off their 6-month-old daughter with the baby’s grandparents on Wednesday morning. They explained that they had a doctor’s appointment, says Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations here, who talked with Farook’s father-in-law.
But instead, Farook would briefly go to an office party at the Inland Regional Center where he worked as a environmental specialist. He left only to return with Malik, police say. With assault rifles and bombs, the pair gunned down 14 and injured at least 17 others.
On Thursday, the search for a motive continues.
Police were zeroing on the lives of the couple in an attempt to determine whether the attack in San Bernardino was a case of workplace violence or Islamic-inspired terrorism, or both.