Elliot Rodger’s horrific massacre on May 23 began at his own home in Isla Vista when he stabbed his three roommates to death. Police have now identified the three men killed.
Police found three handguns and 400 rounds of unused ammunition in Elliot Rodger‘s BMW after he went on a killing spree in Isla Vista, California. However, before he went on a shooting spree he brutally stabbed his three roommates, young students at the University of California: Santa Barbara.
Elliot Rodger’s Roommates Identified
On May 23, Elliot stabbed Cheng Yuan Hong, 20; George Chen, 19; and Weihan Wang, 20. They were all his roommates who were found dead with multiple stab wounds when police arrived.
The 22-year-0ld was living with them at the Independent Living Institute in Santa Barbara, according to CBS. According to the site, it “serves handicapped, developmentally delayed, and under-educated individuals in the areas of independent living, academics and vocational skills.”
Elliot’s Family, School Speaks Out
The stabbing was only the start of the horrific killing — he then went to a Alpha Phi sorority house near UCSB where he shot three girls, killing two. He also went into a deli and killed one student there, as well. He swerved all over the road in his BMW, firing bullets at pedestrians and hitting a bicyclist.
Elliot’s father is Peter Rodger, an assistant director on The Hunger Games movie. Peter hired attorney Alan Shifman, who released a full statement explaining that the Rodger family sends their “deepest condolences.”
“My clients’ mission in life will be to try and prevent any such tragedies from ever happening again. This country, this world needs to address mental illness and the ramifications from not recognizing these illnesses,” he said.
Our thoughts go out to all those involved.
— Emily Longeretta