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Santa Barbara Massacre

Shooter Vows to Kill

Out of Sexual Frustration

5/24/2014 7:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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052414_elliot_rodgers_launchThe horrific massacre at UCSB Friday night -- in which 6 people were shot dead -- seemed to be triggered by a maniac who was angry at women because they would not have sex with him ... and TMZ has learned shooter has a connection to "Hunger Games."

22-year-old Elliot Rodger posted a YouTube video hours before he unleashed his violence on the streets of Isla Vista -- the UCSB community.  We've learned Rodger is the son of Peter Rodger, the second unit director of the first installment of "Hunger Games."

Elliot Rodger was killed as he engaged Sheriff's deputies who responded to the scene.  He died from a gunshot wound to the head, although it's unclear if it was self-inflicted.

In the video you hear Rodger's fury at the women who did not find him attractive and you hear his resolve at getting revenge.

According to reports ... a lawyer for Peter Rodger says the director contacted police several weeks ago about YouTube clips his son had uploaded in regards to "suicide and killing people."

The Associated Press says the lawyer claims police interviewed Elliot and found him to be a "perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human."

"My client's mission in life will be to try to prevent any such tragedies from ever happening again," the lawyer said. Adding, "This country, this world, needs to address mental illness and the ramifications from not recognizing these illnesses."



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152 days ago


The guy was a tool. He probably approached women in a creepy way and tried to act like a player. He's not a bad looking kid, so if he was nice he probably would have a girlfriend, but guys like him have no clue and try to act cool or tough and it just fails every time. He should have just offed himself.

152 days ago


Narcissistic POS.

152 days ago


Wow!!! A lot of crazy people in this world killing people for no go reason. This is so so sad. Maybe something is being put in our water or food? So sadfor these families. God bless!

152 days ago


He looks like justine beaver sitting in the car.

152 days ago


Shame on all the fvcktards who watched his You Tube channel and NEVER alerted the authorities. You Tube, his family AND the sororities and the university. This did NOT have to happen. The sick fvck has posted videos of his creepdom for MONTHS and I suppose evetyone laughed and told their friends to watch instead of taking this sh! T seriously. Now innocent people are dead. The fvcktard had no success with women because he was a freak, closeted and a mental case. His family should have recognized he had issues long ago.

152 days ago


please take this down!!! as a ucsb student an isla vista resident, I speak on behalf of the majority of us who do not want this killer glorified by the media. we need to keep the focus on the 6 dead and 7 wounded. This is devastating to the isla vista and ucsb community, and is not something TMZ has any place reporting.

152 days ago



152 days ago


Gayest pout ever.

152 days ago

Black Adam    

Now that's what I call "HUNGER" Games.

152 days ago


Revenge of the Nerd. Immature dumbass.

152 days ago


Put out or get shot out.

152 days ago


To those saying he posted the video an hour before, YEAH but thete were many videos from days, months prior that were equally chilling and disturbing. You Tube should screen videos before allowing these sick fvcks a forum to post their delusions and make themselves "internet stsrs".

152 days ago


Wow he was very attractive... Must of had some serious problems tho

152 days ago


It's horrific what he did. Deepest sympathies to the families. The ending was just and Santa Barbara was spared the expense of a trial and everything the families would have had to endure during a trial.

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