Children enjoying the Inland Regional Centre holiday party just one day before the area was struck by a mass shooting. Photo / IRC Facebook
Children enjoying the Inland Regional Centre holiday party just one day before the area was struck by a mass shooting. Photo / IRC Facebook

California shooting: Christmas party to tragedy

THE centre for the developmentally disabled within the centre at the scene of the shooting in San Bernadino, California, had just hosted a children's Christmas party the day before the tragedy.

A video posted on Twitter shows wheelchair-bound children dancing and singing at the centre.

At least 14 people were killed and multiple injured in the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Centre today.

A photo posted on the centre's Facebook page shows a child beaming as he receives a gift from Santa.

The ICF Holiday Party is in full swing and SANTA is in the house! SANTA!

Posted by Inland Regional Center on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

It employs nearly 670 staff at its facilities in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, helping more than 30,200 people. It is unclear how many people were at the facility at the time of the shooting.


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