Seven dead in rampage at UCSB
A student attending school in Santa Barbara is suspected of killing seven students, including himself, in a rampage shooting Friday evening in Isla Vista, Santa Barbara. Around 9:30 p.m. the suspected shooter, Elliot Rodger, drove around Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus in a black BMW and fired shots that killed seven and wounded 13, officials said.
Rodger, who attended Santa Barbara City College, released several videos on Youtube in the days preceding the rampage. In the videos, he mentions "slaughtering" the people of Isla Vista and proving himself as the "alpha male."
Rodger wrote down his attack plan in a 137-page document, which he shared with a member of a body building forum.
This shooting comes almost a year after John Zawahri fired shots across Santa Monica, killing six in his deadly rampage before ultimately being shot down on campus.
He also mentions that police showed up at his door a month earlier after concerning calls regarding his mental health were made. Rodger was able to convince the police that he was OK.
Rodger, 22, was the son of Peter Rodger, an assistant director on the movie The Hunger Games. His parents were divorced.
He had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome previously.