A shooting rampage in the Isla Vista, Calif., neighborhood near UC Santa Barbara left seven students dead, including the shooter, reports the L.A. Times.
Santa Barbara County sheriff’s officials, who have not identified the man suspected of shooting and running people down with his BMW, said they believe the rampage was premeditated.
They have said they are looking at a video titled "Elliot Rodger's Retribution” in which a young man who identifies himself on his blog as a student in Santa Barbara threatens violence.
In Isla Vista, witnesses described a horrific scene on Friday night around 9:30 p.m., when the shooting began, hearing gunshots and a skateboarder being struck by a black BMW 328i racing at speeds of 45 mph in a densely packed, student-dominated community along the coast.
The gunman, who was killed, opened fire from inside a black BMW, witnesses said.