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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.

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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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Perky    

That was sort of HILARIOUS !! Anyway, why didn't he just ask dad for some money and hire some hookers to play with his peen, you know, to gain some confidence. He wasn't the best looking kid on the block, but he wasn't ugly either, he just needed to realize this and know that you have to work with what you got. There are lots of ugly people having lots of sex and having lots of fun, so I don't understand why he just didn't work with what he had and just put it out there.

61 days ago
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joshm662    

WTF does Hunger Games have to do with ANYTHING???? That's sloppy writing, even by TMZ standards.... What's next? He had heard a song by Marilyn Manson 6 years ago and ever since he's been plotting this? GTFOH! Did you ever stop to think that maybe, just MAYBE, he was a ****ing psychopath? This **** would have happened with or without the existence of The Hunger Games books/movies and the idiots in the media would find something else to blame, certainly not the sociopath holding the gun though. SMH

61 days ago
18.

Fit4Life    

This video Should NEVER see the light of day and should be banned from the internet to prevent copy cats from trying to outdue this mad man's killing spree.

61 days ago
19.

EastCoastChopper    

Imagine if he just got a room at the SB Hilton Garden Inn...ordered up an Asian hooker and a few grams of Humboldt kush - he would have had a better outlook on life.

61 days ago
20.

Suxtobehim    

It's sad that it's because so second nature these days to just shoot others because you're mad, they did some lame thing that offended you, etc.

61 days ago
21.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

What a loser

61 days ago
22.

Leslie    

He called himself gentle? Uh ... okay. I think we can see why the girls didn't like him. They probably sensed that he was really creepy.

61 days ago
23.

just because    

**** my family lives in isla vista!

61 days ago
24.

just because    

who died!

61 days ago
25.

just because    

Urban Dictionary: napoleon complex

61 days ago
26.

Wow ...    

My condolences to all of the family and friends.

61 days ago
27.

Girl from Canada    

Take this video down - you are turning this guy into a hero to some people. You are promoting this kind of behavior - and encouraging others to do the same - to gain fame through crazy actions such as these. Shame on you.

61 days ago
28.

dayani5    

I kinda feel sympathy for him. What he did was wrong. But I feel sympathy over how he felt.

61 days ago
29.

Zookenigma    

Sounds like bad acting with bad consequences, he wasn't a bad looking guy though, rip to the victims, and condolences to the families

61 days ago
30.

FlyChick    

He had mental issues. There's worse things than being a virgin. His creepy immature personality turned people off. Sad. Adopt a dork today.

61 days ago
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