( CNN) The gunpowder was still lingering in the air as San Bernardino Police Lt. Mike Madden and three other men approached a meeting middle where a mass shooting had been reported.
Bodies had descended outside the meeting room in San Bernardino, California, where official holidays party with about 80 guests had been underway when two people armed with semiautomatic rifles and handguns ambled in and sprayed the crowd with ratings of bullets.
Fourteen people expired and 21 more were wounded. The reputations of the dead were released Thursday.
Madden, a route superintendent on his road to lunch, was a couple miles out Wednesday when the dispatchers started furiously calling for gangs to leader to the Inland Regional Center.
He said he had training of contests like this, but the background was still surreal. It was sensory overload.