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Suspect in California rampage blamed aloof women

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 25, 2014 at 9:08 a.m.


People gather at a park for a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of Friday night's mass shooting on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Isla Vista, Calif. Sheriff's officials say Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, stabbing three people to death at his apartment before shooting and killing three more in a crime spree through a nearby neighborhood.

GOLETA, Calif.--The Santa Barbara County sheriff says investigators have a pretty clear picture of what happened in a deadly college rampage that left 7 dead and 13 others injured in a college community Friday night.

Sheriff Bill Brown appearing on CNN on Sunday morning said authorities are finalizing notification of next of kin working to make positive identifications.

Police say Elliot Rodger went on a stabbing and shooting rampage across the seaside California college town of Isla Vista that killed two young women and four men, at least half of them students at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Thirteen people were injured.

Rodger then apparently shot and killed himself inside the black BMW he used in the violence.

Brown told CNN that investigators have been in contact with Rodger's parents. Rodger was the son of a Hollywood director who worked on "The Hunger Games."


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JakeTidmore says... May 25, 2014 at 3:21 p.m.

For example, this is a passage on the purchase of the first of three semi-automatic weapons Elliot Rogers obtained to carry out his plan targeting women who he believed spurned him:

"My first act of preparation was the purchase my first handgun. I did this quickly and hastily, at a local gun shop called Goleta Gun and Supply. I had already done some research on handguns, and I decided to purchase the Glock 34 semiautomatic pistol, an efficient and highly accurate weapon. I signed all of the papers and was told that my pickup day was in mid-December.

After I picked up the handgun, I brought it back to my room and felt a new sense of power. I was now armed. Who’s the alpha male now, b*tches."

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djigoo says... May 25, 2014 at 8:45 p.m.

A FOX "news" commentator suggested that the perp might've had difficulties dealing with "homosexual tendencies" which precipitated this slaughter.

Then again, consider the (hopelessly biased, Reich-wing) source.

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