The women of the Alpha Phi sorority were saved on May 23, the night Elliot Rodger went on a shooting rampage, by simply not answering the door. HollywoodLife.com has obtained exclusive details concerning their brush with death.
Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old gunman who killed six people and injured seven more in Isla Vista, Calif. on May 23, had a chilling motive for the deadly attack. He was targeting sorority girls and wanted to “punish” them. HollywoodLife.com has exclusive details about how one sorority house saved themselves from the killer.
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The close and warm community of Isla Vista, Calif. near the University of California, Santa Barbara had their peaceful evening shattered by Elliot Rodger’s shooting rampage that left six dead and seven others injured.
His first targets for the evening were the women inside Alpha Phi sorority house.
“He [Elliot] banged on the door, but no one opened the door so he just drove off and opened fire everywhere,” said a student at UCSB who is not a member of the Alpha Phi sorority, but lives on Del Playa Drive right outside of the crime scene where the shooter crashed his car. “Then he crashed his car on Del Playa Drive, which is when the police arrived.”
Elliot was driving a black BMW when he committed the crime. He would later crash his BMW after being pursued by police, the Daily Mail reports. Police found him dead in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound to the head.
The UCSB student also told HollywoodLife.com her account of what happened the night Elliot Rodger’s opened fire.
“We were in the living room and we heard a large crash,” the student told us, referring to her house on Del Playa Drive. “I thought someone crashed into one of the cars on our driveway it was so loud.”
“The shooter crashed into another car across the street from our house. There were about 10 minutes between when shots were fired and the crash,” the student explained.
“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,” she added. “The first thing we saw was a guy was 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.”
Elliot Rodgers Foiled In His Attempt To Kill Sorority Girls
The motive behind the shooting was Elliot’s anger toward women he claims would not have sex with him and he wanted to “punish” them. Just hours before he carried out his horrific act, he released a chilling video on YouTube.
In the video, Elliot said: “College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. 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.”
Fortunately, Elliot never got the chance to “punish” the women inside of the Alpha Phi sorority house.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time.
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— Bryant Perkins