Somber vigil held for victims of Santa Barbara rampage
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 01:40
May 25 - Thousands of people filled the streets of Isla Vista to honor the victims of Friday night's Santa Barbara shootings. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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In this crowd of around 5,000 people, the silence spoke volumes.
The college town in Santa Barbara, California, is mourning the death of six people killed in a rampage Friday night.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CHRISTIAN PEREZ, NEIGHBOR OF VICTIM, SAYING:
"Yeah, my next door neighbor was one of the victims who passed away. So it was tough this morning finding that. I'm just trying to make sense of the unsensible."
A 22-year-old named Elliot Rodger stabbed three people to death in his apartment before gunning down three more victims in Isla Vista.
Police said the killing spree ended when he turned the gun on himself, after a shootout with sheriff's deputies.
Faces were visibly solemn during a vigil that passed through the streets.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) TOBY QUALLS, STUDENT, SAYING:
"You know I feel like it's something that will always happen because this is a free country and it's hard to regulate every single individual. There's always going to be maniacs - that's always going to occur but it is crazy the amount of stuff that happens like this and sad. But I don't know how easy it is to remedy the situation."
Regarding the shooter, Sheriff Bill Brown told a news it was -- quote -- "very, very apparent he was severely mentally disturbed."
During the investigation, authorities found three legally purchased semiautomatic guns and more than 400 rounds of unspent ammunition in his car.
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