SAN BERNADINO, Calif. (CBS News) – Investigators are uncovering more information about the San Bernadino mass shooting, as many county employees return to work for the first time since. The main goal investigators are working towards is trying to pinpoint exactly what led Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik to massacre 14 people at a holiday party.
“We have learned and believe that both subjects were radicalized and have been for quite some time,” FBI Assistant Director in Charge David Bowdich said in a press conference Monday.
Investigators have interviewed hundreds of people, while intelligence agents look for clues in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. This is where Malik lived before moving to the United States. The FBI is also combing through evidence they seized from a home that belongs to Farook’s friend Enrique Marquez. Agents traced two assault rifles used in the shooting to Marquez, who reportedly checked himself into a psychiatric hospital after the attack.
“Our major concern is determining how those firearms, the rifles in particular, got from Marquez to Farook and Malik,” Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Special Agent in Charge Eric Harden said.
Farook’s estranged father was seen returning home. He did not comment about his son, but he did say that his son shared the same ideology with ISIS. The FBI said Malik praised the Islamic State Group on Facebook, but investigators say there is no evidence that the couple was directed by a terror network overseas or if they were part of a bigger plot.
Despite the investigation, thousands of San Bernadino County workers are headed back to work a mere five days after the shooting. They hope the community can return to a sense of a normalcy.
“To honor them, to express our gratitude for their unimaginable sacrifice, we have to fight to maintain that ordinary,” Janice Rutherford, San Bernadino County Supervisor, said.
The social services center where the shooting happened Wednesday, Dec. 2 remains closed.