CRIME
12/02/2015 09:54 pm ET

San Bernardino Police Officer: 'I'll Take A Bullet Before You Do'

The officer was evacuating people from the Inland Regional Center, the site of a mass shooting.

Leading people to safety at a social services center in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, a police officer reassured them: "I'll take a bullet before you do."

Gabi Flores, a customer services coordinator at the Inland Regional Center, shared video of the evacuation with KPCC, an NPR station in Southern California.

"Try to relax, everyone, try to relax," the officer tells employees shaken by the mass shooting. "I'll take a bullet before you do, that's for damn sure. Just be cool, OK?"

Scene from inside building at San Bernardino shooting

San Bernardino Police confirmed that at least 14 people are dead and 14 people have been injured in the mass shooting in San Bernardino Wednesday. Police say there were up to three suspects who may have left the area in a dark-colored SUV. They are still at large. “They came prepared to do what they did as if they were on a mission," said San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.Gabi Flores gave us permission to post this video from inside the Inland Regional Center, where the shooting took place. She is Customer Services Coordinator there. In the video, you can see an officer leading the group to safety. At one point, he says: "Try to relax, try to relax. I'll take a bullet before you do, that's for damn sure."Here’s everything we know so far: http://kp.cc/1NHW0Qj

Posted by KPCC on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

At least 14 people were killed and 17 wounded during the shooting at the San Bernardino facility, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities and has a staff of nearly 670 people.

Also on HuffPost:

PHOTO GALLERY
San Bernardino Shooting
CONVERSATIONS