- Golfers continued playing as the horror unfolded in San Bernardino.
- Authorities used the golf course as a command post.
- The course provided golf carts to assist police with victims and witnesses.
“Can you call the golf course office and ask them for people to stop golfing,” a law enforcement officer told a dispatcher. “There are people out there golfing rounds.”
Golfers at the San Bernardino Golf course were seemingly oblivious to what was unfolding across the street where Syed R. Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, allegedly opened fire Wednesday morning. Players continued for a full 90 minutes before the request for them to leave was finally made.
The first fairway was used as a helipad and authorities were helped by staff at the golf club. “We gave them the golf carts,” said general manager, Frank Hillpot, “I think that helped them fairly significantly.”
Officials say a husband and wife killed 14 people and injured a further 21 making it the deadliest shooting on American soil since 26 people were killed at a school in Newtown, connecticut, three years ago. A vigil was held last night for the victims at the San Manuel stadium in downtown San Bernardino, thousands were in attendance.