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Video Reveals Clues into possible Motive in Santa Barbara Shooting Ramapge
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Investigators and the Santa Barbara Community are trying to make sense of why 22-year-old Elliot Rodger went on a violent rampage.
Authorities say he stabbed three men in his apartment complex before going on a shooting spree across Isla Vista where he lived and attended college.
Officials identified ten locations where Rodger wreaked havoc.
He was carrying three semi-automatic handguns, all of which he obtained legally.
Authorities are still trying to figure out Rodger's motive, but after reading his manifesto they believe mental illness played a large part.
Investigators are also looking at several youtube videos posted by rodger.
one titled "retribution".
In it rodger goes on a rant about women ignoring and rejecting him.
"tomorrow is the day of retribution, the day in which i will have my revenge against humanity," Rodger's said in the video.
Kyle Sullivan describes a grisly scene outside a sorority house where he found three girls shot.
"I could just tell immediately she was gone," Sullivan said. "I saw a gunshot wound to her abdomen, on her side, and one to her head."
Parents of those killed can only grieve.
The father of 20-year-old victim Christopher Martinez broke down.
"Why did chris die? because a craven, irresponsible politicians, and the NRA. They talk about gun rights, but what about Chris' right to live," he shouted at a podium in a news conference.