#SanBernadino Trends on Twitter Following Deadly Mass Shooting Despite Misspelling

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In the hours following the San Bernardino mass shooting that killed at least 14, a hashtag chronicling the developing story began trending on Twitter. The only problem? It was misspelled.

Evacuated workers pray in a circle on the San Bernardino Golf Course across the street from where a shooting occurred at the Inland Regional Center on Dec. 2, 2015. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Evacuated workers pray in a circle on the San Bernardino Golf Course across the street from where a shooting occurred at the Inland Regional Center on Dec. 2, 2015. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

What should have been a hashtag of #SanBernardino became #SanBernadino.

The incorrect hashtag has now been used more than 333,000 times, according to Twitter.

The misspelling offended some who said it showed a lack of respect for the city. San Bernardino is the poorest city of its size in California and in its fourth year of bankruptcy. The Times recently wrote a series about the troubled city.

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