7 Dead in Santa Barbara Drive-Bys


santa-barbara-killerA gunman killed seven people and wounded seven more in a series of drive-by shootings near the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The shooter was found dead of a gunshot wound in his black BMW after he exchanged fire with law enforcement officials.

The spree began in the Isla Vista neighborhood and spread across nine different crime scenes, officials said. They have identified the shooter, but declined to release his name until they have a positive identification; however, social media quickly connected the shootings to a YouTube video called “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution,” and police confirmed that they believed the video was related to the crimes. Read more at KEYT Santa Barbara.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. If they knew in advance of his Youtube rant, why didn’t law inforcement do something to stop him? I think the Police Department should be sued until they are forced to close!

  2. You want to CLOSE the police department? What planet are you living on? A. You can’t close the police department – it’s not a private company. B. It’s only the police department that protects us from a far worse situation.

    Anyway, if you check other media, you’ll find out that A. The guy only posted the video just before he started. B. He actually took some videos down early because they were attracting attention and he was afraid of being stopped.

    I get the feeling that some people ought to think a little more before they hit “submit.”