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Photo Surfaces Of San Bernardino Shooting Suspect Tashfeen Malik
A photo has finally surfaced of the second suspect in the San Bernardino shooting, Tashfeen Malik.
ABC News obtained the photo of Malik, who was a 29-year-old Pakistani national who entered the country in 2014 on a K-1 visa, also known as a fiancée visa. (Earlier reports said she was 27 years old, but the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department tweeted out her correct date of birth, which would make her 29.) She was married to the other shooting suspect, Syed Rizwan Farook, and together they lived in a Redlands townhouse with Farook's mother and their 6-month-old daughter. On Friday, federal officials said Malik pledged allegiance to ISIS in a Facebook post that was later taken down.
According to ABC News, Malik was born in Pakistan but moved to Saudi Arabia when she was 4. When she grew older, she moved back and forth between the two countries, according to a Saudi Arabian official.
In 2007 she was enrolled at Bahuddin Zakri University in Multan, Pakistan and later graduated with a degree in pharmacy in 2012, according to the New York Times.
Farook and Malik met online and Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia in July of 2014 to meet Malik, and the two returned to the United States that same month.
Attorneys for the Farook family says Malik was "very private" and "conservative"—she wore a burqa in public so Farook's brothers never saw her face.
Attorney David Chesley further stressed at a press conference on Friday that the attack came as a surprise to their relatives: "None of the family members had any idea that this was going to take place."