Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger Killed 6 Sorority Girls In Massacre — Video
May 24th 2014 By Fires Stone
Tragedy struck on the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara on May 23. A crazed gunman by the name of Elliot Rodgers allegedly shot and killed six people out of sexual frustration.
Elliot Rodgers, 22, allegedly gunned down six people on the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara on the night of May 23. In his own words, Elliot admitted to the act, saying that he did it because women refused to have sex with him.
Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger Killed 6 Sorority Girls In Massacre
The victims, whose names have not been released yet, were six sorority girls, reports, TMZ. The shooter was also killed in the aftermath of the tragic event, dying of a gunshot wound to the head, but just hours before he released a chilling video detailing just how he was going to carry out his crime.
“We have obtained and we are currently analyzing both written and videotaped evidence that suggests that this atrocity was a premeditated mass murder,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said.
Bill added in an early morning press conference that gunfire erupted shortly before 9:30 p.m. in Isla Vista, Calif., an area near the UC Santa Barbara Campus.
Elliot allegedly fired dozens of shots while driving and walking through the area, leaving behind a series of nine crime scenes spread across Isla Vista.
Bill added that the YouTube video titled “Elliot Rodger’s retribution” “appears to be connected at this time” but would not elaborate further.
“The shooter” reportedly fled the crime scene in a vehicle after getting in a shootout with sheriff’s deputies. Deputies gave chase in their vehicles until the gunman’s car slammed into one parked on the side of an unknown street.
When deputies approached the vehicle they found “the shooter” dead in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound to the head, reports the Washington Post.
Eyewitness described the scene as something out of a cowboy movie. Xavier Mozejewski revealed to KEYT that it looked like an “old Western shoot-out,” the Post reports.
Witnesses also described seeing a black BMW, allegedly belonging to Elliot, speeding through the streets, firing bullets at people and various targets in the small university community.
Multiple witnesses say that they saw two people inside of the suspect’s BMW. However, Bill would neither confirm nor deny whether there was a passenger in the car with the shooter.
But what was the cause for all of this madness? According to the DailyMail, Elliot was allegedly against women for not having sex with him — a point which he made very clear on his social media sites.
His social media rants mentioned his “loneliness, rejection, and unfulfilled desires,” and blames women for preferring “obnoxious brutes” to him, “the supreme gentlemen.”
In his now infamous video Elliot says, “I’m 22 years old and I’m still a virgin. I’ve never even kissed a girl.”
“College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. But in those years I’ve had to rot in loneliness. 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,” Elliot continued to rant in the video that goes on for almost seven minutes.
TMZ also learned that Elliot has a surprising connection to a hit film franchise.
“We’ve learned [Elliot] Roger is the son of Peter Rodger, the second unit director of the first installment of “Hunger Games,” TMZ reports.
The shooting was so tragic and shocking that it even hit home with music sensation Katy Perry, whose hometown is Santa Barbara. The “Dark Horse” singer even tweeted about the tragic incident.