PHOTOS: Scene of mass shooting at San Bernardino social services facility
The facility that was targeted in San Bernardino does life-changing work for people with disabilities. A twitter video showed a holiday party on Tuesday at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Employees could be seen celebrating with clients in wheelchairs.
Most offices in the state closed early after the shooting. Employees at the East Bay Regional Center in San Leandro are concerned about what happened at the sister facility in Southern California.
The center is one of four in the Bay Area. The nonprofit social service agency contracts with the state to provide assistance to people with developmental disabilities.
Some workers said it was just too scarey to stay and concentrate on their work. News of the mass shooting came as a shock to employees and they just doin't know why they would be a target.
"It's a horrible, horrible, horrific thing and our thoughts and prayers are with Inland Regional Center staff and we're all just watching the news to see how it unfolds," said Ronike Sodipo, East Bay Regional Center community services director.
About 280,000 people are served by regional centers statewide and of that, 18,000 are clients of the East Bay facility.
There is an active scene unfolding in San Bernardino. Preliminary info is a suspect is down, officers are ok. Not confirmed if related.— SB County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) December 2, 2015
ACTIVE SHOOTER:Area of Orange Show Rd/ Waterman Ave near Park Center, & surrounding area remains VERY ACTIVE. AVOID! pic.twitter.com/5vG0aYW6IL— SB County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) December 2, 2015
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