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Gunman kills six in rampage in California college town

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 02:19

May 24 - A gunman who police say killed six people in a Southern California college town may have posted a video lamenting his loneliness and warning of a killing spree. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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A gunman described as severely mentally disturbed killed six people in a rampage in a Southern California college town Friday night. At a news conference on Saturday, Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown confirmed the suspect as 22-year-old Elliot Rodger. SOUNDBITE (English) SANTA BARBARA SHERIFF BILL BROWN SAYING: "This was a chaotic, rapidly unfolding and convoluted incident that involved multiple crime scenes." Rodger allegedly stabbed three victims in his apartment before gunning down three more victims. Brown said Rodger had three legally purchased handguns and 41 loaded magazines in his car. SOUNDBITE (English) SANTA BARBARA SHERIFF BILL BROWN SAYING: "With the assitance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, we have determined that all of these weapons were legally purchased from federally licensed firearms dealers and that they were all registered to the suspect." Authorities are investigating a possible link between the shooting near the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara and a threatening video posted online. UPSOUND "Hi. Elliot Rodger here. Well, this is my last video" In the YouTube video which can not be independently verified by Reuters, a young man complains of loneliness and rejection by women. Sheriff Brown says it appears to have been made by the suspect. UPSOUND "I've been forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires. All because girls have never been attracted to me. Girls gave their affection, and sex, and love to other men. But never to me. I'm 22 years old and I'm still a virgin. I've never even kissed a girl." The Friday night killing spree ended after sheriff's deputies exchanged fire with the suspect. The suspect, who had been in his vehicle, was then found dead in the car in an apparent suicide.

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Gunman kills six in rampage in California college town

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 02:19