Hours before ISIS supporters Tashfeen Malik and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, sprayed bullets at holiday party-goers in San Bernardino, Calif., killing 14 and injuring 21, another mass shooting occurred more than 2,300 miles away.
Three men were injured and a woman killed in the early hours of the morning Dec. 2 in Savannah, Ga., law enforcement authorities said.
At about 1:22 a.m. shots were fired near the 100 block of West 33rd St., according to a press release from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. Jamond Heyward, 17; Brandy Council, 34; Jarrett Myers, 40; and Jeran Washington, 52 were injured.
One of the victims sought help at a nearby fire station. Responding officers found the other three near the site of the shooting.
Heyward, Myers and Washington were transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life-threatening wounds. However, Council succumbed to her injuries.
There has been little to no coverage of the incident. Local NBC affiliate WSAV-TV filed a three-paragraph report offering scant details that day. The police department later provided more information, including the names of the victims and the fact that they suspect the involvement of two shooters. The matter is still under investigation, and police are asking the public to share any pertinent information.
According to statistics amassed by a Reddit community, the Dec. 2 incidents in Savannah and San Bernardino brought the number of mass shootings in the United States in 2015 to 353. Called the Mass Shooting Tracker, the database goes beyond the FBI-approved definition, which requires four fatalities, and defines a mass shooting as one in which four or more persons are struck by bullets.