Elliot Rodger went on a mass killing spree in Isla Vista, Calif. near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus on the night of May 23. Elliot’s rampage left six people dead and seven others injured. Here are five things you must know about the Santa Barbara shooter.
Elliot Rodger opened fire in Isla Vista, Calif. on the night of May 23 near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus. Seven are confirmed dead, including Elliot, and seven more are injured. Here are five things you MUST know about Elliot Rodger, the Santa Barbara shooter.
Elliot Rodger: 5 Things To Know About The Santa Barbara Shooter
1. He planned the deadly rampage.
Only hours before he would open fire on innocent civilians, Elliot Rodger posted a chilling manifesto titled “Retribution,” that detailed his plans to attack and what drove him to such a violent act. The 22-year-old student ranted about how he would “punish” women for their mistreatment of him.
“College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure,” Elliot said in his video. “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.”
2. He targeted sorority girls.
Elliot’s anger was aimed at sorority girls, who he planned to kill. “He targeted sorority girls, and he banged on the door of Alpha Phi and no one answered,” an eyewitness told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “His plan was to go in there. But they didn’t open so he shot people outside.” Then, Elliot crashed his car and was found dead inside with a gunshot wound to the head.
3. He was being treated by multiple therapists.
After family attorney Alan Schifman confirmed Elliot as the shooter, he revealed that Elliot was previously being treated by multiple therapists, according to ABC News.
4. He was allegedly a member of an anti-women group & wrote an 141-page manifesto about the kilings.
The Santa Barbara shooter allegedly belonged to anti-women group, PuaHate.com, according to the Daily Mail. The online group focuses on detecting “the scams, deception, and misleading marketing techniques used by dating gurus and the seduction community to deceive men and profit from them.”
Additionally, a month before going on a shooting spree, police knocked on his door after concerns from family members about his mental health, according to CBS. However, officers left after determining he did not need help. He wrote a 141-page manifesto about the incident, and said if they had come in they would have found his weapons and writings about his plans.
5. He has a connection to Hollywood.
— Avery Thompson