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Son Of 'Hunger Games' Assistant Director Is The Suspected Gunman In Santa Barbara Drive By Shooting

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05/25/2014 4:10 am
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Son Of 'Hunger Games' Assistant Director Is The Suspected Gunman In Santa Barbara Drive By Shooting
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Rain Varela

Staff Writer


Elliot Rodger, the 22 year old son of Hunger Games Second Unit Director Peter Rodger, is the suspected gunman in the Santa Barbara drive by shooting that left six people dead. On 9pm Friday night in Isla Vista near the University of Santa Barbara, California, six people were left dead after a gunman driving a black BMW opened fire on passers-by.  Thirteen others were left wounded.  The gunman fled in his vehicle, after a firefight with deputies who responded to a 911 call.  A few seconds later, the gunman was spotted by a deputy who engaged him in another gunfight.  He would flee for the last time before crashing his BMW to a parked car.  He was found dead with a gunshot wound, this according to a statement by the Santa Barbara’s Sheriff’s office. Alan Shifman, the Attorney for Peter Rodger has told the Associated Press, that the Rodger family believes that Elliot Rodger may be the gunman in the drive-by shooting.  Shifman also said family members called police several weeks ago after being alarmed by YouTube videos Elliot posted "regarding suicide and the killing of people." Although not yet officially naming him a suspect, the Sheriff’s office is investigating one particular YouTube video posted by Elliot Roger entitled ‘Elliot Rodger's Retribution’, detailing his desire to have “his revenge against humanity” after spending the past eight years living “an existence of loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires.” “I’ve had to rot in loneliness,” he says in the video, and then chillingly added “It’s not fair.  You girls have never been attracted to me.  I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it.” “We’re investigating [the video] as evidence that we believe is connected to this crime,” said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown in a press conference. Youtube has taken the video down, but is still available in Liveleak. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!



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