Identity of Gunman in California Shootings Is Confirmed as Elliot Rodger

A gunman described as severely mentally disturbed killed six people in a rampage in a Southern California college town, stabbing three in his apartment before gunning down three more victims, authorities said on Saturday (May 24). The Friday night killing spree ended after sheriff's deputies exchanged gunfire with the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, son of a Hollywood director. The suspect, who had been in his vehicle, was then found dead in the car in an apparent suicide.

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