Officer to San Bernardino Employees: "I'll Take a Bullet Before You Do"

SAN BERNARDINO, CA (WTXF/STORYFUL)- After Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, video surfaced from what is believed to be the inside the Inland Regional Center, showing a law enforcement officer leading a group of people out of the building.

 
Scene from inside building at San Bernardino shooting

San Bernardino Police confirmed that at least 14 people are dead and 17 people have been injured in the mass shooting in San Bernardino Wednesday. Police say there were up to three suspects who may have left the area in a dark-colored SUV. “They came prepared to do what they did as if they were on a mission," said San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.Gabi Flores gave us permission to post this video from inside the Inland Regional Center, where the shooting took place. She is Consumer Services Coordinator there. In the video, you can see an officer leading the group to safety. At one point, he says: "Try to relax, try to relax. I'll take a bullet before you do, that's for damn sure."Here’s everything we know so far: http://kp.cc/1NHW0Qj

Posted by KPCC on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Radio Station KPCC posted the video on their Facebook page, saying that an employee from the center by the name of Gabi Flores.

The video has gone viral, due in part to the officers' actions in leading the group out of the building, as well as in is efforts to calm the understandably shaken crowd.

At one point in the video, the unidentified officer urges the crowd to relax, saying, "I'll take a bullet before you do, that's for damn sure."

In the comments on the video on KPCC's Facebook page, hundreds took note of the officers words, commending him for his bravery in a time of crisis.

14 people were killed in Wednesday's shooting, while 17 were injured. Both suspects, a man and a woman, were killed following a car chase and gun battle with police a little over a mile away from the scene, hours after the attack.     

Authorities are still working to determine a motive, which they say could include workplace violence or terrorism.

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