Reports are sketchy, but there’s a mass shooting happening in San Bernardino, California now. The sheriff’s department reports multiple shooters and casualties, according to CNN. Damn it.
ETA: I’ve mentioned before that there was a mass shooting in my office building many years ago. It’s weird to watch the coverage with that experience because I can so relate to the people trapped in that building. On TV now, news helicopters are hovering around the building. I remember watching helicopters hovering outside my 10th floor office window while my colleagues and I were holed up behind locked doors hoping the murderer wouldn’t find us.
A few minutes ago, CNN interviewed a father who was waiting outside hoping his adult daughter would emerge alive. She had texted him about the shooting, letting him know she was locked in her office waiting for the cops. He was distraught, of course. I remember calling my mom while I was hiding (no text back then). She was a nurse at the closest hospital, so I knew she’d hear about the incident, and I wanted to let her know I was in a safe place — and that I loved her very much.
It’s all so surreal and fucked up. Enough with these fucking gun nuts already. Enough.