Thousands gathered at the University of California, Santa Barbara on Tuesday to mourn six students killed in a weekend rampage as California lawmakers proposed new ways of keeping guns out of the hands of disturbed killers.
The sheriff “was not aware of [suspect Elliot Rodger’s] videos until after the shooting rampage occurred,” a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said Sunday.
The student who killed six people near the University of California, Santa Barbara, detailed in a manifesto how deputies almost thwarted his killing plan.
The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and killed a sixth person in a rampage that was foreshadowed by a chilling Internet video in which he vowed to his victims that he would “take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you.”
“I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of a mass shooting last night in the Isla Vista area near UC Santa Barbara. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this tragedy, their families and the entire Santa Barbara community.”
A man whose son was among the victims killed in a shooting rampage near a California university quaked with grief and rage as he described his “lost and broken” family and the proliferation of guns he believes led to his son’s death.
A Hollywood director and his family believe his son is responsible for a shooting rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus, an attorney for the director said Saturday.
In a rambling, bitter and shocking video, Elliot Rodger, believed to be a suspect in the deadly mass shooting in Isla Vista Friday night, confesses his intent to bring “retribution” to students he believed ignored and belittled him.
A drive-by shooter went on a rampage which left 7 people dead — including the attacker — and 7 others wounded in Isla Vista, near the UC Santa Barbara campus , authorities said Saturday.
More information is emerging about the gunman who fatally shot five people in Santa Monica including his father and brother.