SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.– Members of the family of Syed Rizwan Farook met with the FBI for four hours Thursday, an attorney for the family of the gunman in the San Bernardino massacre told reporters.
Mohammad Abuershaid said he expects other family members will meet with agents on Monday.
Attorneys for the family of a California shooter say he was married to a soft-spoken housewife who only spoke with female relatives.
Mohammad Abuershaid and David Chesley, who represent Syed Farook’s family, say Farook’s wife, Tashfeen Malik, wore a veil that covered her face and didn’t drive. The couple opened fire on a holiday party of Farook’s co-workers, killing 14 people.
“None of the family members had any idea that this was going to take place. They were totally shocked,” David Chesley.
They say Farook’s mother lived with the couple but she stayed upstairs and didn’t notice they had stockpiled 12 pipe bombs and well over 4,500 rounds of ammunition.
Abuershaid and Chesley say the couple left their 6-month-old daughter in her care when they carried out Wednesday’s attack.
They say the child is with child protective services. Farook’s brother-in-law is beginning the legal process to adopt the girl.