San Bernardino Shooting

San Bernardino Remembers 14 Lost on 6th Anniversary of Massacre

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A bell tolled in the peace garden at CSU San Bernardino 14 times for those killed. Tony Shin reports Dec. 2, 2021.

Six years ago on Dec. 2, 2015, shots erupted in the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, leaving 14 dead and others injured at a holiday party.

The victims were Robert Adams, 40, Isaac Amanios, 60, Bennetta Bet-badal, 46, Harry Bowman, 46, Sierra Clayborn, 27, Juan Espinoza, 50, Aurora Godoy, 26, Shannon Johnson, 45, Larry Daniel Kaufman, 42, Damian Meins, 58, Tin Nguyen, 31, Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, Yvette Velasco, 27, and Michael Wetzel, 37.

The attackers Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, an American who worked five years for the County of San Bernardino, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were killed in the shooting.

They were armed with assault rifles and semi-automatic handguns as they walked into a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center in the 1300 block of S. Waterman Avenue and began shooting. They were later killed in a shootout with police.

Thursday in San Bernardino, the community remembered those lost with several events.

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Michael Wetzel, Tin Nguyen and Sierra Clayborn.
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Isaac Amanios, 60, with his family.
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Isaac Amanios, 60.
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Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, pictured on the left.
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Nicholas Thalasinos, 52.
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Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, pictured on the right.
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Shannon Johnson, 45, pictured on the right with his girlfriend Mandy Pifer.
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Shannon Johnson, 45.
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Tin Nguyen, 31, pictured on the right.
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Tin Nguyen, 31.
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Tin Nguyen, 31.
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Larry Daniel Kaufman, 42, pictured on the right.
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Larry Daniel Kaufman, 42, pictured on the right.
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Larry Daniel Kaufman, 42.
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Harry Bowman, 46.
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Harry Bowman, 46.
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Yvette Velasco, 27.
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Aurora Godoy, 26.
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Bennetta Bet-Badal, 46.
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Damian Meins, 58.
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Damian Meins, 58, dressed up as Santa Clause in 2014.
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Juan Espinoza, 50, pictured second from the left.
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Juan Espinoza, 50, pictured sitting down.
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Juan Espinoza, 50, pictured on the right.
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Juan Espinoza, 50, pictured with his family.
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Michael Wetzel, 37.
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Michael Wetzel, 37, pictured in the back, second from the right.
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Robert Adams, 40.
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Robert Adams, 40, at his high school prom.
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Sierra Clayborn, 27.

At California State University San Bernardino, a bell will toll 14 times for each victim at the Day of Remembrance ceremony held at 3 p.m. at the Peace Garden located outdoors next to the Chemical Sciences Building. Five of the victims were alumni:
• Robert Adams, public health education, 2011
• Juan Espinoza, biology, 2002
• Shannon Johnson, environmental health science, 2004
• Yvette Velasco of Fontana, environmental health science, 2013
• Michael Wetzel, biology, 2001

Anyone wishing to attend in-person or via Zoom can register here. Anyone attending in-person must also complete the health screening.

In addition, the San Bernardino County Museum, located at 2024 Orange Tree Ln. in Redlands, would hold a special exhibition on the progress of the Curtain of Courage Memorial, currently under construction. The artist Walter Hood will be there to answer questions. It begins at 1 p.m.

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Law enforcement officers search for the suspects of a mass shooting December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California. A man and a woman suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at a center for the disabled were killed in a shootout with police, while a third person was detained, police said.
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Law enforcement officers search for the suspects of a mass shooting December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.
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Armed police personnel walk along closed off streets in the San Bernardino neighborhood near the intersection of Richardson and Gould where a house was searched on December 2, 2015.
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Law enforcement officers search for the suspects of a mass shooting December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.
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Police and SWAT surround a black SUV believed to be involved in a mass shooting at Inland Regional Center on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. There were two suspects in the vehicle who were killed in a shootout with law enforcement, according to police reports.
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A SWAT vehicle carries police officers near the scene of a shooting in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
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A heavily armed officer sets up a perimeter near the site of a shooting that took place on December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California. One or more gunman opened fire inside a building in San Bernardino in California, with reports of 20 victims at a center that provides services for the disabled. Police were still hunting for the shooter, saying one to three possible suspects were involved. Heavily armed SWAT teams, firefighters and ambulances swarmed the scene, located about an hour east of Los Angeles, as police warned residents away.
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A police helicopter hovers around the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, scene of a mass shooting on December 2, 2105 in San Bernardino, California.
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Employees and other people are evacuated by bus from the site of a mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.
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A member of the San Manual Fire Department takes the names of those being evacuated after a mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2105 in San Bernardino, California.
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Survivors are evacuated from the scene of a shooting on December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.
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Two women embrace at a community center where family members are gathering to pick up survivors after a shooting rampage that killed multiple people and wounded others at a social services center in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
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A crowd gathers behind police line near the scene of a shooting on December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.
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Luis Gutierrez gets emotional as he talks about his wife after a mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2105 in San Bernardino, California.
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Police officers secure the area after at least one person opened fire at a social services agency in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.
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Authorities respond to a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.
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Police at the scene of a shooting on December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California. One or more gunman opened fire inside a center that provides services for the disabled in San Bernardino in California, with reports of 14 people killed and 14 additional people wounded. Police were still hunting for the shooter, saying one to three possible suspects were involved. Heavily armed SWAT teams, firefighters and ambulances swarmed the scene, located about an hour east of Los Angeles, as police warned residents away.
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Police and fire personnel secure the scene where a mass shooting occurred at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2105 in San Bernardino, California. Multiple fatalities and injuries were reported as police search for up to three suspects who are still at large.
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Survivors are evacuated from the scene of a shooting under police and sheriff's escort on December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.
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Evacuated workers pray in a circle on the San Bernardino Golf Course across the street where a mass shooting occurred at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.
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Olivia Navarro waits to see her daughter after a mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2105 in San Bernardino, California.
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First responders on the scene of an active shooting in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.
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Police and authorities respond to the scene of an active shooting in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.
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A swat team arrives at the scene of a shooting in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, December 2.