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Saturday, May 24, 2014

7 People Dead In Isla Vista Shooting; Suspect Vowed Retribution In His YouTube Video

A shooting occurred in Isla Vista near the University of California wherein seven people, including a suspected gunman named Elliott Rodger, died in drive-by shootings in a small Southern California college town. Aside from the Seven dead victims, there were also at least eleven people being treated in a hospital for gunshot wounds and traumatic injuries. Rodger sprayed bullets from a luxury car which brought terror to the pedestrians in a Southern California college townHe was able to kill and injured innocent people within a short span of time. Rodger, 22 Years Old is the son of Peter Rodger, the second unit assistant director on the first "The Hunger Games" film. 

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According to the Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies, the rampage seems to be "premeditated". The sheriff's office currently evaluates written and video evidences that leads this case to a premeditated mass murder. Police claims that the Isla Vista Shooting is allegedly connected to the Elliot Rodger Retribution YouTube Video and Elliot Rodger’s Facebook Posts. There is a video entitled “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution” that is now under investigation. The cops said there's a connection but won’t elaborate while the investigation is still ongoing.

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The “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution” Video is a YouTube video wherein he talks about how he can't get girls ever since he hit puberty and because of this he wanted to kill as many pretty girls as possible for his revenge. The YouTube video sends out his message of disappointment and rage to his situation with those girls which might have led him to go on a killing spree. Here is the transcript of his video: 
"Tomorrow is the day of retribution, the day in which I will have my revenge,"
"You girls have never been attracted to me. I don't know why you girls aren't attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it."
- Elliot Rodger

Watch the Video here:

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The mass murder saddened a lot of people and no words can express how much the people involved and working on the case is feeling right now towards the unfortunate incident.
"The Rodger's family offers their deepest compassion and sympathy to the families involved in this terrible tragedy. We are experiencing the most inconceivable pain and our hearts go out to everybody involved." Shiffman
"There are no words to express the sadness we have for the victims and their families and for all the residents of Isla Vista, We know our students co-mingle with UCSB students and Isla Vista residents as part of our greater community and we all, as an extended family, are impacted by this unimaginable event." - Santa Barbara City College
"My heart goes out to the victims, their families, loved ones and friends. I know the Santa Barbara community joins me in hoping for a quick and full recovery of those victims currently receiving medical care." - Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Scneider

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