California shooter said family meeting arranged with fiance

Seeking visa for fiance, California shooter wrote that family meeting arranged in Saudi Arabia

California shooter said family meeting arranged with fiance

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Immigration records show California shooter Syed Rizwan Farook said he planned a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in 2013 with his parents and had arranged for his family to meet the relatives of his intended Pakistani bride.

A letter released Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee that was submitted by Farook to support his application for a fiance visa for Tashfeen Malik says a meeting of the families was planned for October 2013 in Saudi Arabia.

He says the couple met through a website and got engaged during a trip to Mecca.

Lawmakers are investigating the issuance of Malik's visa.

Authorities say Farook and Malik opened fire and killed 14 people on Dec. 2 at a luncheon attended by his colleagues in the San Bernardino public health department. The couple died in a shootout with police.

Updated : 2021-04-12 15:43 GMT+08:00