Survivors recount moment San Bernardino suspects opened fire

SAN BERNARDINO -- On Monday night, six of the 21 people wounded last Wednesday in San Bernardino remain in the hospital -- two are in critical condition.

When the shooting began in San Bernardino, Trudy Raymundo was standing near the door as one of the shooters burst through.

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"He came walking in, and started firing," she recalled. "And started walking towards the middle of the room where all the staffers were sitting, just firing."

Corwin Porter was near the front of the room under a table when the shooter came in.

"I could see the muzzle facing down where individuals would be," he said.

Raymundo said it was all incredibly surreal.

"As it goes on, desperation kicks in and I kept hoping its an exercise, right?" Raymundo said. "It's an exercise because this actually can't be happening."

Raymundo said the shooting seemed to go on and on.

"I kept thinking, why doesn't he stop? Why won't he stop?" she said.

When SWAT teams descended to provide urgent medical care, Dr. Michael Neeki was with them. He is an immigrant from Iran.

When asked what is it like to see this happen he responded: "Terrible, terrible. You feel that you are coming thousands and thousands of miles away from that center of all these atrocities to get away from that."

On Monday, county officials held an emotional news conference to talk about how the community will move forward. Raymundo is the director of public health.

"I ask you come together and hold each other because it is this strength that will help us heal," said Raymundo during the conference. "And I want you to everyday be grateful for those of us that were spared and those that are with us today."

Thirteen of the 14 killed worked for the county's Environmental Health Service, which will remain closed this week. Other government departments reopened on Monday under heightened security.

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