7 people killed, 13 injured in CA shooting rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a 22-year-old man who went on a rampage in a beachside California college community stabbed three people to death at his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and killed one more person outside a deli.

The killings took place Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Police believe 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, a student at Santa Barbara City College, .killed himself after a roving gun battle with officers.

Sheriff Bill Brown says thirteen people were injured - eight from gunshot wounds, four from being hit by his car and one who suffered a minor injury whose exact cause was not clear yet.

Police say Rodger, the son of director Peter Rodger who worked on the "The Hunger Games," went from one location to another and opened fire on random people and exchanged gunfire with law enforcement before he crashed his BMW. Brown says deputies found three semi-automatic handguns with 400 unspent rounds in his black BMW. All were purchased legally.

Before the rampage, Rodger repeatedly talked online in videos about being sexually frustrated, alone and miserable.

An attorney for Rodger's family says they worried about him enough to call police about his videos, saying they were alarmed by seeing him talk of suicide and killing people.

In a seven-minute video posted Friday, Rodger warned "Tomorrow is the day of retribution."

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