What We Know about San Bernardino Mass Shooting Killers Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik

By Kimitch, Rebecca | Pasadena Star-News, December 18, 2015 | Go to article overview

What We Know about San Bernardino Mass Shooting Killers Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik


Kimitch, Rebecca, Pasadena Star-News


Details emerged Thursday about Syed Rizwan Farook, the 28-year- old man who with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, who gunned down a meeting of San Bernardino County employees Wednesday morning, killing 14 and injuring 21.

Here is what we know so far about Farook:

- Farook was an environmental health specialist for San Bernardino County, earning $53,437 last year, according to the website Transparent California.

- Farook, a U.S. citizen, met and became engaged to Malik, a Pakistani, during 2013 trip to Saudi Arabia, according to CBS news. The couple traveled together in Pakistan in 2014, according to the FBI, and they came together to the U.S. in July 2014. They held their wedding reception at the Islamic Center of Riverside. They have a six-month-old baby who was left with a relative when they left for the shooting.

- Farook attended mosques in San Bernardino and Riverside.

- On his online dating profile at Bestmuslim.com, Farook described himself as a "devout" muslim seeking a muslim from any country who "takes her religion very seriously and is always looking to improve her religion." "I have a pretty simply lifestyle (sic)," he wrote. "I spend much of my free time in the masjid. memorizing the quran and learning more about the religion. In my free time, I will work on my project car or workout. I don't really watch much TV or movies." His last login to that site was in August 2013.

- In an earlier dating profile, Farook describes himself as coming from a religious but modern family and says he enjoys "working on vintage and modern cars, read religious books, enjoy eating out sometimes travel and just hang out in back yard doing target pratice with younger sister and friends (sic). …

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