Santa Barbara shooter Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured seven more in a horrific rampage in Isla Vista, Calif. near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus on May 23. HollywoodLife.com has an EXCLUSIVE eyewitness account of the terrifying ordeal.
Elliot Rodger opened fire in Isla Vista, Calif. on the night of May 23, killing six people and injuring seven others. HollywoodLife.com has an EXCLUSIVE eyewitness account from a UC Santa Barbara sorority girl, who describes what happened the night of the shooting.
Santa Barbara Shooting Eyewitness Account
On May 23, Elliot Rodger gunned down six people near the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The shooter described in a chilling video the intent of his attack, including targeting sorority girls. In addition to his video, the Santa Barbara shooter allegedly belongs to an anti-women group.
HollywoodLife.com obtained an EXCLUSIVE eyewitness account of what went down the night of the tragic shooting. Haley, 21, a student at UCSB who lives on Del Playa Drive right outside of the crash, told us the scary details of what happened just outside her door.
“We were in the living room and we heard a large crash,” Haley told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “I thought someone crashed into one of the cars on our driveway it was so loud.” Haley noted that the car had crashed across the street and there was about 10 minutes between when shots were fired and the crash.
Upon hearing the frightening crash, Haley and her housemates ran outside to help. Here’s what Haley described upon leaving her house:
“We ran out to help whatever was going on to help the person in the car accident, but once we got into the street, we were about 20 feet from the car and there was a police officer there. The first thing we saw was a guy laying face down and there was blood around him. We thought he was dead, but then we thought we saw him breathing. But later there was a yellow body bag on him.
Haley continued to reveal chilling details, including the police telling everyone to go inside. Haley and her housemates retreated back into their house, but were able to hear the cops say, “We have pulled the shooter out [of the car] and he’s dead.”
Santa Barbara Shooting — Sorority Girls Save Themselves From Shooter
HollywoodLife.com’s eyewitness also told us that Elliot was after sorority girls on the night of the shooting. “He targeted sorority girls, and he banged on the door of Alpha Phi and no one answered,” Haley told HollywoodLife.com. “His plan was to go in there. But they didn’t open so he shot people outside.” Then, Elliot went to food places on Pardall and continued to open fire, Haley explained.
What a terrifying account of such horror. Our thoughts are with the people of Isla Vista and the victims families. HollywoodLife.com will continue to keep you updated on the latest news of the Santa Barbara shooting.
— Avery Thompson