The gunman in this week’s mass killings in California showed nothing out of the ordinary in his work as a restaurant sanitation inspector, according to a review of his 1,000 inspection reports.
The review was conducted by FoodSafetyNews.com, which said it had acquired copies of every report that the killer, Syed Farook, had ever written for San Bernardino County. The 28-year-old had been employed as an environmental health services inspector for five years.
He had attended a holiday party at a San Bernardino county facility in the city of San Bernardino before he and his wife opened fire in the building, killing 14 people before the couple were shot and killed elsewhere by police. Another 21 people were injured during the rampage.
Authorities say they are still searching for a motive. Some reports indicate that Farook had engaged in an argument about religion with another restaurant inspector before heading home to get his wife, guns and a cache of ammunition.
That other inspector, Nicholas Thalasinos, was one of the victims.