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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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It looked like bad acting.

154 days ago


He don't have mental ****. Typically you white people use mental illness. He was just a evil sick ****. Because if he was black it would have been a whole different story. You white people love giving your murderous people a pass

154 days ago


@ Alison TMZ is about publishing news. They have the write to express their 1st Amendment rights..which is freedom of speech. It is their duty to report news. He was the son of a director who directed Hunger Games. This is news. ITS NOT PERSONAL. May the lives taken R.I.P & may God watch over the injured.. Such a tragedy

154 days ago


I can tell exactly why girls didn't have anything to do with him. he has (well had) that creepy voice and way about him. and if he was willing to do something like this he obviously had mental issues. not exactly the type to have girls fall at his feet. prayers for the families

154 days ago

Ozzie X    

Wah wah wah. He should have just effed himself initially. Spoiled brat.

154 days ago


This world is insane! The longer this video is available to the public, some other sexually deprived person will see it and think "hmmm...not a bad idea." Monkey see monkey do.

154 days ago

Unbroken Chain    

Wow. Good thing I have a sense of humor about never getting laid!!!

154 days ago

The Man They Call Louis    

Major Douchebag, glad he's gone..."Waa....nobody will talk with me Waaaa!!!!..."

154 days ago

Marty G    

Holy S**T !! Norman Bates was a normal guy compared to this psychopathic loser! His parents must be very proud!

154 days ago


First let me say he isn't bad looking at all but its so pathetic that you are murdering people because you never had sex. It is normal to still be a virgin at 22. I wish I would have waited. Grow the **** up and get over it. It's not the end of the world because no one wants you. He probably approached girls the wrong way and creeped them out.

154 days ago


So sad! Watch how you treat others.

154 days ago

Unbroken Chain    

Congrats NRA, here's another....

154 days ago


Sadly these stories don't surprise me anymore. Every time you turn on the tv or get online there has been a mass shooting! And to think that he acted because he was so called sexually frustrated, come on! All he had to do was hire a prostitute or tell women his dad directed hunger games, easy solution. So I believe there may have been other issues which still gave him no right to kill innocent people

154 days ago


Sounds like a wrestling promo!

154 days ago


The most dangerous people are dudes that didn't get laid. - Louis CK

154 days ago
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