IRC Plans to Reopen Two Buildings Closed Since Mass Shooting in January

The building in which 14 people were killed in the Dec. 2 mass shooting will remain closed indefintely

The health services center where two attackers opened fire earlier this month, killing 14, plans to reopen two buildings after the holiday season.

The two buildings at the Inland Regional Center campus, which provides health services, are scheduled to reopen Jan. 4. A third building, the location of the Dec. 2 shooting, will remain closed indefinitely, the IRC said in a statement Wednesday.

The shooting occurred during a holiday party at the IRC's main campus on South Waterman Avenue.

"The outpouring of support has been tremendous," said Lavinia Johnson, IRC executive director. "As our community continues to grieve, we're moving ahead to ensure that our more than 30,000 consumers receive needed services and support during the holidays."

The nonprofit agency serves clients in a vast area of San Bernardino County who have developmental disabilities. It is the largest of 21 regional centers in California.

The buildings were closed for repairs, which will soon be complete, after the shooting. Some operations were moved off-site and about 350 iPads will be distributed to employees, allowing them remote access to email, voice mail, records and client information.

Attackers Syed Farook, who worked with those at the party, and wife Tashfeen Malik were killed hours later in a shootout with law enforcement agents.

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