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

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 fiancé 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.