Yesterday, our country was stunned once again by a mass shooting, this time in San Bernardino, California. Less than four hours after the tragedy, President Obama was already on live television shamelessly using it to push his gun-grabbing agenda.
After the shooting, Obama had the nerve to defend the Muslim shooters, claiming this was “workplace violence” instead of terrorism. Now, the FBI has raided the home of shooter Syed Farook’s best friend, Enrique Marquez, 29, who lived next door to the deadly couple in Riverside, California for years. According to Daily Mail, Marquez checked himself into a mental health facility in Long Beach, California immediately after the terrorist attack on Wednesday, and he has been unavailable for questioning ever since.
Described as “shy” and an “introvert” by his older sister, Marquez had been friends with Farook since they were children, when they bonded over their “common interest in mechanics and cars.”
“They would walk over to each other’s yards and talk to each other,” neighbor Freddy Escamilla told the Washington Post. “It never seemed out of the ordinary.”
Authorities have revealed they suspect Marquez bought two of the guns used by Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik in their attack. Though the couple had bought the two handguns they used themselves, the modified “assault-style” weapons had been bought by an unidentified third person three years ago. They now believe this person was Marquez.
Police raided Marquez’s home at around 2am on Sunday, and later that day neighbors could see the home had a broken garage door as well as several broken windows.
We will continue to update you further as this story develops.