Mass Murder: Gunman and 6 Other Killed After Shooter Opened Fire in Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara Friday Night (Update: Elliot Rodger’s Retribution VIDEO … “I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you.”)(Update: 140 Page Manifesto, “My Twisted World”)(Update: All Killed were UCSB Students)
SEVEN DEAD INCLUDING GUNMAN IN SHOOTINGS NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA …
Gunfire erupted last night just before 9:30 p.m. PDT in the coastal college town of Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara as a gunman shot victims while he was inside his car, a black BMW. In the end, seven people were killed, including the gunman. It is not yet known whether the gunman’s wounds were self-inflicted or not. Also, seven victims were hospitalized and at least one of them had undergone surgery for life-threatening injuries as a result of the attacks.
A gunman and six others were killed and seven more injured when a shooter opened fire in the coastal college town of Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara Friday night, officials said.
The suspected gunman died of a gunshot wound to the head, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a Saturday morning news conference.
He could not confirm whether the gunshot was self-inflicted.
Seven victims were hospitalized and at least one of them had undergone surgery for life-threatening injuries, Brown said.
Sanata Barbara County Sheriffs Office Press Conference - Click here or on pic to watch video: Screen grab from KEYT
“Sheriff’s deputies responded and found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. As sheriff’s deputies were attending to the victims and performing first aid, they were also receiving suspect information. Only minutes later, there were additional reports of shots fired in several other areas of Isla Vista,” Hoover said.
KEYT reported that “witnesses described seeing a black BMW speeding through the streets, spraying bullets at people and various targets.” Six minutes after the first emergency call, the suspected gunman traded fire with sheriff’s deputies, and the vehicle plowed into a parked vehicle, Hoover said.
The suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound, she said, adding that it wasn’t clear whether the death was self-inflicted or whether deputies killed the suspected gunman. A semiautomatic handgun was recovered, she said.
It appears the suspect acted alone, Hoover said.
UPDATE I: The LA Times reported that the attacks were a series of drive-by shootings in Isla Vista area near UC Santa Barbara on Friday night left seven people dead.
The deadly shooting spree started at 9:27 p.m. in Isla Vista. As deputies were tending to the injured in the first round of shootings, reports of gunfire in several other areas of the college community were reported.
Six minutes after the first 911 call came in, the unidentified man began shooting at deputies, who returned fire. He fled and seconds later was spotted by another deputy, prompting another firefight.
He then took off down Del Playa Drive and crashed into a parked vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. When deputies approached the vehicle they discovered the man was dead and recovered a semi-automatic handgun.
He has been preliminary identified, but his name hasn’t been released pending positive identification, authorities said.
UPDATE II: Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department is reviewing as evidence a YouTube video in which 22-year-old Elliot Rodger declares his intention to “slay” residents of Isla Vista, the college neighborhood adjacent to Santa Barbara. The Blaze is reporting that speculation on the Internet suggests Rodger may be the son of Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger and stepson of Soumaya Akaaboune, from the cast of TV show ‘Les Vraies Housewives’.
In the video below, 22 year old Elliot Rodgers says he will have his revenge and retribution as he promises, “I will enter the hottest sorority house of UCSB. I will slaughter every single spoiled, stuck up blond slut I see inside there.” Elliot Rodgers went on to promise to slaughter them like animals.
“I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you. You will finally see that I am in truth the superior one the true alpha male.”
“After I’ve annihilated every single girl in the sorority house, I’ll take to the streets of Isla Vista and slay every single person I see there.”
“If I can’t have you, girls, I will destroy you.”
Warning: Mature content – Disturbing Video of Elliot Rodgers’ Retribution
UPDATE III: Just in on Twitter from CBS News, Law enforcement source confirms that Isla Vista, Calif., shooting suspect has been identified as 22 year old Elliot Rodger
The 22-year-old suspected gunman who killed at least six people and wounded seven others Friday night in Isla Vista appeared to have planned the violence and aired angry grievances in a YouTube “Retribution” video and a reported 140-page manifesto document
Rodger, who died of a gunshot wound in a BMW at the scene of the shootings, is the son of Hunger Games second unit director Peter Rodger.
The attorney for the Rodger family, Alan Shifman, confirmed by phone to The Hollywood Reporter that the family had contacted police about Elliot several weeks prior to the shooting. Shifman also said that the college student had been seeing a social worker and therapists recently.
UPDATE IV: Pics from Facebook … yeah looks like he had a real difficult life being the son of a Hollywood director. Another kid of entitlement thinking he is entitled to anything he wants just because he is who he is, “And that’s just such an injustice because I am so magnificent. I deserve girls much more than all those slobs I see at my college.”
“I’m 22 years old and I’ve never had a girlfriend. I’m still a virgin. I’ve never had the pleasure of having sex with a girl, kissing a girl — I’ve never even held a girl’s hand. Hell, I don’t even have a young girl’s phone number in my cell phone,” he adds. “And that’s just such an injustice because I am so magnificent. I deserve girls much more than all those slobs I see at my college.”
Father Peter Rodger’s Facebook page … Warning Nudity.
UPDATE V: 140 Page Manifesto … “My Twisted World”
Wow really? If this mass killer was not already dead I would say after reading his manifesto to call a “Wahbuance”.
Elliott Rodger writes that at the age of 9 is when it all began to change and he went from a carefree childhood to his first frustration that would last for the rest of his life. Note to Elliott, you far from led the life that everyone else did and what you went through, all kids did. It is called growing up. I guess being provided BMW’s did not allow you to.
Sorry, but this punk was given everything.
UPDATE VII: Three shooting victims identified, all UCSB students: Katie Cooper, 22, Veronika Weiss, 19, and Christopher Michael-Martinez, 20 … RIP
UPDATE VIII: Three More Victims Identified in wake of Elliot Rodger Deadly Killing Spree in Isla Vista, California … UCSB Students Cheng Yuan Hong, George Chen and Weihan Wang.
Three more victims of the Elliot Rodger of the deadly killing spree have been identified. The three victims who were stabbed multiple times to death in unit No. 7 of a two-story, charcoal gray building on Seville Road have been identified as 20 year old Cheng Yuan Hong, 19 year old George Chen amd 20 year old Weihan Wang. The police state that Hong and Chen were listed as tenants at the apartment along with the 22 year old mass murderer Elliot Rodger. All three victims were students at the University of California Santa Barbara. Thirteen others were injured, some by gunfire and others by being hit by his vehicle. One was in serious condition at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.