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Obama decries 'pattern of mass shootings' that has no parallel

President Obama was sitting down with CBS' Norah O'Donnell for a previously scheduled interview when news broke of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. After being briefed, the president cautioned that it was too early to comment on who or why, but he did reiterate his call for gun reform.

"We have a pattern of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world," he said. "There's some steps we could take — not to eliminate every one of these mass shootings, but to improve the odds that they don't happen as frequently."

Police in the Southern California city responded to an active shooter Wednesday at the Inland Regional Center, which serves people with developmental disabilities. At least 14 people are reported dead and at least 14 people are injured. The suspects are still at large.