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San Bernardino shooting survivor recounts scene to husband: 'Bullets were flying all over the place'

The husband of a survivor in California's mass shooting said his wife is "doing remarkably well" but remains hospitalized after being shot in both arms and the stomach.
/ Source: TODAY

The husband of a survivor in California’s mass shooting said his wife is “doing remarkably well” but remains hospitalized after being shot in both arms and the stomach.

“She could not see who was the shooter, because everybody, they ducked down. Bullets were flying all over the place,” Salihin Kondoker said Thursday about what his wife relayed. “She crawled herself into the bathroom and then she realized her hands were bleeding.”

Kondoker said the bullets went through both arms of his wife, Anies Kondoker, an environmental engineer for San Bernardino county. She was among those inside the building where at least two assailants opened fire Wednesday, killing 14 people and injuring 17 others.

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Hours after the shooting, law enforcement officials said two suspects — Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27— had been killed in a police shootout. Farook was an employee with the county health department and was at a facility party held Wednesday, but left early and apparently later returned, police said.

Kondoker said he and his wife's son was the first to learn that his mother had been shot.

“My son told me that his friend told him that they saw her on television inside that trigage,” he said.

Although Kondoker wouldn’t speculate what inspired the shooters, he said killing any human should be condemned as a crime.

“I think we need to control our gun laws in our country,” he said. “No matter what, any kind of killing of human being should be (considered) an act of terrorism.”

The shooting took place during a Christmas party for county workers in a conference center in the complex, which provides services to people with developmental disabilities.

The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in the country since the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, three years ago this month.

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