Drive-By Shooting in California

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By Ray Sanchez, Paul Vercammen and Joe Sterling, CNN
May 25, 2014 — Updated 0107 GMT (0907 HKT

Isla Vista, California (CNN) — [Breaking news alert, published 9:07 p.m.]
— Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said that “it would appear as if” Elliot Rodger — the suspect in a deadly rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara — “took his own life” after he was wounded by officers. Rodger was found “obviously dead” in a crashed car, after he allegedly killed six people and injured 13 others.
— After leaving his residence Friday, Rodger apparently fatally shot two female students from the University of California, Santa Barbara, while a third person “suffered multiple gunshot” wounds, Brown told reporters. The suspect then went into a delicatessen, where he shot and killed another USCB student, Christopher Michael-Martinez, according to Brown.
— In addition to the six victims and the dead suspect, 13 people “were injured during this melee,” Brown said. Eight of those suffered gunshot wounds, four were hit “by the suspect’s vehicle” and one has a “minor injury of unknown origin.”
— The suspect “had over 400 remaining rounds of ammunition” when he was found “obviously dead” in his crashed car. Brown said that more people could have been killed if not for the actions of law enforcement.
— All the weapons used in Friday’s rampage “were legally purchased” and registered to the suspect, Brown told reporters.
— Rodger appears to have “fatally stabbed” three males within his residence before embarking on the rampage, Brown said.
— Brown said that authorities had “three contacts” with Rodger. In one of those, Rodger called the sheriff’s department and accused one of his roommates of stealing candles. The third was a welfare check, initiated by a family member, Brown said. “The deputies cleared the call,” the sheriff said.
— Brown on Saturday confirmed that Elliot Rodger, 22, is the suspect.

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