Elliot Rodger's Retribution
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In what authorities are calling "the work of a madman," a gunman went on a drive-by shooting rampage in a Santa Barbara student enclave that left at least seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded. Investigators believe a gunman driving a black BMW acted alone in the shootings late Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara. A YouTube video posted Thursday in which a young man complains of rejection by women "appears to be connected" to the attack, Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown said, according to the Santa Barbara Independent. "We're analyzing both written and videotaped evidence that suggests that this atrocity was a premeditated mass murder," Brown said, according to the Associated Press. Brown said the suspect, who has yet to be identified by police, exchanged gunfire twice with deputies, and then drove off and crashed into a parked car. Deputies found the suspect inside the BMW dead from a gunshot wound to the head, but Brown said he did not know if the suspect was shot and killed by deputies or if the wound was self-inflicted. A semiautomatic handgun was recovered. The sheriff said that the circumstances surrounding the shootings were under investigation. The shootings occurred at several sites in the town, resulting in nine crime scenes. In the YouTube video, titled "Elliot Rodger's retribution," a young man sitting behind the wheel of a car with tinted windows parked in front of palm trees, talks of "loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires," and blames women for throwing themselves at "obnoxious brutes" but rejecting him, "the supreme gentlemen." :arrow: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/24/shooting-california...