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7 Dead in Calif. Shooting Rampage Near Campus

May 24, 2014  | 

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.

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Troop @ 5/25/2014 12:44 PM

California's strict gun laws failed again.

KevCopAz @ 5/26/2014 10:32 AM

I agree with Troop, perhaps a Citizen armed with a weapon could have stopped this nut. When will libs realize that bad folks will ALWAYS find ways around gun laws and until people are armed to protect themselves we will continue to have mass killings. Having an armed citizenry is not the total answer but it sure is helpful. On the one hand I feel for the victims, but then again we get what we deserve when our leaders play political correctness instead of using common sense and doing their #1 job….protecting us not "ruling" us. I wouldn't live in Ca for any amount of $, that state is lost to Libs, Illegals and soft hearted & headed folks who have taken a wonderful state and flushed it down the toilet. Please Californians stay away fro AZ do not come here, do not move here UNLESS you are one of the few californians who are not stupid libs with a politically correct mind set. We do not need nor do we want you here in AZ We don't need political correctness (we have that in Tucson)

Serpico < not="" the="" real=""> @ 5/26/2014 1:08 PM

I would like to point out that the same Anti-Gun Mainstream Media, doesn't mind when Obama sends F-15's to Syria and Egypt along with REAL Automatic weapons! So MSNBC, Gannett Media all MSN/Operation Mocking Bird crap. Don't mind Foreigners "So-Called Freedom Fighters" that are Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists. Having access to unlimited firepower. But US Citizens who follow the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution. Are nothing but slaves. Because the Media and Gov. have more respect for Illegal Aliens then War Veterans and LEOs. What this College aged "kid" was wrong. But if there was more Vigilant citizens, and more CCWs instead of Cronyism to who gets to carry "arms" in LA. The Suspect would have been stopped while he was knifing people! Changes are people would have only been injured, and there would have been a lesser death toll. Those Ruling Elite NWO Dems/Rinos love having Firepower for themselves. And want the rest of Americans to suffer and die!

Serpico < not="" the="" real=""> @ 5/26/2014 1:10 PM

Also the same Americans the Ruling Class hates, are the ones who would have gladly Given their Lives for them During September 11! The People in power have no LOVE for anyone. They are Self Serving Narcissists and Sociopaths, who care only about themselves!

Bob @ VA @ 5/27/2014 6:14 AM

Typical liberal media reaction - 1/2 of the deaths were stabbings, but they immediately ignore that fact and zero in solely on firearms. We also don't see the liberal media pointing out that CA is essentially a psychopath-inviting, gun-free zone outside one's home. Just a few or even one legal concealed carrier could have ended this psychopath's murders as they started. Like almost all psychopathic mass killers, this one killed himself as soon as effective opposition confronted him.

Sky @ 5/27/2014 7:37 AM

It is sad that innocent people got killed by an obviously mentally ill person but the signs of him being dangerous were there years and days before. The criteria for mental health holds does not work on a person like him. One trained person with a firearm may have been able to stop the murderer in his tracks before he did more harm. The media did no good showing one victim's dad who blamed it on politians and the NRA. The fault lied in the murderer. What about the ones he stabbed and ran over on their bikes. Watch the California system kick in next. Lawsuits will follow.

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