Shooter’s family denies links to terrorism

THE FAMILY of the male shooter at the centre of the California massacre has denied links to terrorism have been found.

The FBI has confirmed the attack is being treated as an act of terrorism, but admits investigators have so far uncovered no evidence that would suggest the couple responsible were part of an organised group.

Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Farook were killed in a shootout with police at Farook’s workplace.


The couple dropped their six-month old baby daughter at her grandmother’s house on Wednesday, before driving to the Inland Regional Center social services agency.

Farook went to work as normal, before apparently slipping away prior to the Christmas party, changing into commando gear and joining his wife to open fire on his colleagues.

Lawyers for the brother of Farook deny any links to terror groups have been found.

“No ties could really be established (by the FBI),” the lawyers said.

“None of the family knew of (Syed Farook) of being extreme or aggressive or having any extreme religious views.”