- Date of Birth:
- January 1, 1900
Elliot Rodger was a British-born American student at Santa Barbara City College. At 22 years old, he was the perpetrator behind the 2014 Isla Vista shootings that took six lives and injured seven others; his motive being that he was still a virgin whom girls didn’t like, he revealed in a video on his YouTube account. One week prior to the shooting, his parents expressed concern over the content on his YouTube channel. One day before the shooting, Elliot posted a video titled “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution”, in which he said “Tomorrow is the day of retribution, the day in which I will have my revenge. … 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.” His 140-page manifesto, My Twisted World, also revealed his future plans. “On the day before the Day of Retribution, I will start the First Phase of my vengeance: Silently killing as many people as I can around Isla Vista by luring them into my apartment through some form of trickery.” He was found dead of a bullet wound to the head; police have stated that the wound was self-inflicted.
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Elliot Rodger was the perpetrator behind the 2014 Isla Vista shootings.
Elliot was the son of filmmaker Peter Rodger, most notably and recently the assistant director on the Hunger Games. His mother was Li Chin, and his stepmother actress Soumaya Akaaboune.