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UCSB Shooter Posted Video Detailing Attack Plans

May 24, 2014

UCSB shooter had released video detailing plans to target Isla Vista

By Gilbert Falso :: 11:28 AM

Authorities in the college town of Isla Vista, California, adjacent to U.C. Santa Barbara (UCSB) are still piecing together details of a mass murder that took place there late last night. However, one thing is becoming increasingly clear as the investigation begins – the shooter had detailed his plans to attack the community in a YouTube video posted hours beforehand.

UCSB student Elliot Rodger allegedly drove around the community spraying bullets from a semi-automatic handgun out the window of his black BMW. Six people were killed, and numerous others injured in the melee.

Rodger’s vehicle crashed after a brief gunfight with law enforcement officials, and Rodger was found inside, dead with a bullet wound to the head. It was not immediately clear if Rodger’s wound was self-inflicted, or was a result of the shootout with police.

In the hours leading up to the shooting, it appears that Rodger had posted a video to YouTube outlining his plan to enact retribution on his fellow college students, and specifically named the community of Isla Vista as his target.This video is below. It was removed from YouTube earlier today, but has been rehosted.

The video shows Rodger lamenting the fact that he has been ignored by women at college, and that they have rejected his advances. He specifically calls out women, and sorority women in particular, as his intended targets.

“Tomorrow is the day of retribution,” Rodgers says, staring into the camera while behind the wheel of his car. “The day in which I will have my revenge against humanity.”

It is not known if law enforcement officials were aware of Rodger’s video before the attacks occurred. However, in addition to the retribution video, another video was found by a Reddit user several days ago that also apparently had some threatening overtones to it. That video was removed by Rodger.