Memorial For Victims Of California Rampage

Tuesday was a somber day of remembrance at the University of California at Santa Barbara for six students killed by a rampaging gunman.

Tens of thousands gathered at Harder Stadium for a memorial service.

Elliot Rodger, the son of a Hollywood director, fatally stabbed three people in his apartment before shooting three people dead near campus and pulling the trigger on himself last Friday.



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A memorial service is being held Tuesday for the University of California at Santa Barbara students who were murdered.

The service will be held Tuesday afternoon at the university's stadium.

Police say 22-year-old Rodger Elliot killed six people Friday night in a murderous rampage.

The victims were all students of the university.

The university declared Tuesday a day of mourning and reflection, so no classes will be held.

Students are also planning on creating a memorial wall in honor of the victims.



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Authorities say all six people killed during a rampage in a California college community on Friday night were students.

The three men found fatally stabbed in the apartment of Elliot Rodger were UC Santa Barbara students.

Police say they were killed before Rodger fatally shot two women and a man who were also students at UCSB.

Police say Rodgers later killed himself.

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Elliot Rodger's parents raced to his Santa Barbara-area community after his mother saw his online threats, but they heard the news of a shooting on the radio as they were driving on the freeway.

They later learned their son had killed six people, wounded 13 and then - authorities say - took his own life.

The Los Angeles Times reported (http://lat.ms/1k7kdu6 ) Sunday that mother Chin Rodger got a call from her son's therapist shortly before the shootings Friday about a ranting email sent by their son.

Then the mother found his video vowing to kill people.

Family friend Simon Astaire tells the newspaper that Chin Rodger alerted authorities and set off with her ex-husband, director Peter Rodger.

But by the time they arrived, officers confirmed their son had gone on a rampage.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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The Internet videos posted by Elliot Rodger are filled with threats and bitterness, but sheriff's deputies didn't become aware of them until it was too late.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover says the agency "was not aware of any videos" until after Rodger went on beach-town rampage that left six dead and 13 wounded.

Authorities believe the 22-year-old died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

A Rodger family attorney says they called police after being alarmed by videos "regarding suicide and the killing of people" that Rodger had posted.

Deputies visited Rodger last month after being alerted by local health officials, who had been in touch with the family. They concluded he posed no threat.

It's not clear why the sheriffs did not see the videos.



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Sheriff's officials say a California gunman who went on a shooting rampage near a Santa Barbara university killed three people at his apartment.

The three people were among the six left dead Friday night during the shootings near the University of California, Santa Barbara. The suspected gunman was also fatally shot.

Sheriff Bill Brown called it a "chaotic, rapidly unfolding convoluted incident" that involved multiple crime scenes.

Brown on Saturday identified the gunman as 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, a student at Santa Barbara City College.



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A lawyer says the family of a man they believe went on a shooting rampage near a Santa Barbara, California, university called police several weeks ago after being alarmed by YouTube videos "regarding suicide and the killing of people."

Family attorney Alan Shifman says police interviewed Elliot Rodger and found him to be a "perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human." Shifman says police found no history of guns, but did say Rodger had trouble making friends and didn't have any girlfriends.

Shifman is the attorney for Peter Rodger, who was one of the assistant directors on "The Hunger Games."

Authorities haven't confirmed the identity of the suspect.

Police say a gunman driving a BMW killed six people last night in the beachside community of Isla Vista. The suspect was later found dead with a gunshot wound to the head, but it's not clear whether he was shot by deputies or committed suicide.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown says seven people are hospitalized with gunshot wounds or other injuries, including one who has undergone surgery.



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A lawyer says the family of a man they believe went on a shooting rampage near a Santa Barbara, California, university called police several weeks ago after being alarmed by YouTube videos "regarding suicide and the killing of people."

Attorney Alan Shifman said police conducted an investigation and interviewed the man he identified as Elliot Rodger. Shifman said police did not find a history of guns, but did say the man had trouble making friends.

Shifman is the attorney for Peter Rodger, who was an assistant director on "The Hunger Games" film series. Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the shooter.

Six people were killed Friday night during a shooting near the University of California, Santa Barbara. The suspected gunman was also fatally shot.



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An attorney for a Hollywood director says the family believes his son is responsible for a shooting rampage near a Santa Barbara, California, university campus.

Alan Shifman says that the family has not yet seen his body. But they have been told he was killed and believe he killed six people. Shifman is they attorney for Peter Rodger, who was an assistant director on The Hunger Games.

Police say they are investigating a YouTube video connected to the case that shows a man describing a plan to kill women. Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the shooter, and the identity of the person in the video could not be independently confirmed.

Police say a drive-by shooter went on the nighttime rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara. The attack left seven others wounded.


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