Skip to comments.7 dead in drive-by shootings in Santa Barbara area
Posted on 05/24/2014 3:31:52 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
A nighttime drive-by shooting in a student enclave next to the University of California, Santa Barbara left seven people dead -- including a suspect -- and several wounded, authorities said.
The gunfire broke out around 9:30 p.m. Friday in the Isla Vista neighborhood, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office said. Spokeswoman Kelly Hoover told KEYT-TV a second suspect was detained.
The circumstances surrounding the shootings were not immediately clear, but the station said police cordoned off four crime scenes. They include a deli whose glass window was shattered.
A student told the station he saw shots fired from a BMW, fatally striking one woman and critically injuring another woman.
"I heard shots, scream, pain," Michael Vitak said. "All emotions. I hope she is going to be fine."
The station said a black BMW slammed into as many as two cars.
The shooting prompted officials to issue alerts urging people to stay indoors.
Isla Vista is known for parties, including an annual spring bash that turned into a violent blowout last month as young people clashed with police and tossed rocks and bottles. A university police officer and four deputies were injured and 130 people were arrested.
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Social Media (reddit) identified the alleged shooter over two hours ago. The alleged shooter has a youtube channel with some pretty sad/horrific videos of his plans. The video in question, uploaded last night, was asked about at the press conference around 3:00 am. The reporter identified the alleged shooter’s name and the video (his self-identified “last video”).
He posted a video on youtube saying he was going to do this earlier in the day
Shocking story. Sad and alarmed to hear this.
Sent you a Freep mail with a link.
Must be Amish trouble makers again....
Was this one shooting, did the shooter off himself, did the cops off the guy or what? First it says the Santa Barbara area and then mentions it happened in a student frequented area then the black BMW struck 2 cars and someone else was being held, for some reason the story doesn’t seem coherent to me. It is early and I haven’t had my first coffee, may be it.
He shot as he drove, multiple sites.
The alleged shooter and his manifest youtube video are mention in the comments of this article.
If the mentioned “alleged shooter” at the presser is the same one with the youtubes/bodybuilding forum posts, he is a very disturbed guy whom hated women because they didn’t like him. He lived the rich/hollywood life, yet was tormented by it and now 6 lives are lost. (i’m not counting the shooter’s life) and 7 are injured. He had been vocal about his unhappiness. I wonder if he was on medication?
Interesting video of the loser creep. Even if he could get a girl into bed he would have lulled her to sleep with his boring conversation before anything happened. And the loser couldn’t even get his fantasy right of going into the sorority house and killing all of the girls.
Obviously he had several screws loose. Too bad those types can’t be committed before they ruin the lives of so many people, and so many families.
my niece, who just celebrated her 22nd birthday, is graduating from UCSB this spring... she is currently on vacation in Southeast Asia... Thailand today... i am glad she was not on campus...
Yes. He even mentioned in a forum that he (the alleged shooter) had to take his youtube videos off his channel because his parents saw them. Apparently he uploaded them again yesterday. People on the bodybuilding forums saw his videos also (before the shooting) and he (the alleged shooter) had an active thread going on about why girls didn’t like him.
May his victims rest in peace and may their families find comfort.
A lot of the threads that the shooter was on (the bodybuilding site) have been deleted the last hour. I have no doubt that someone has already preserved them, as well as the youtube channel the “alleged shooter” uploaded to.
Thailand today may be much more dangerous than that campus.
Hope she doesn’t go there.
Gangs in control in the inner and outer cities, politians find it easy to blame guns on our streets rather than take on the gangs
He calls himself “Eurasian”. British father/Asian mother.
This man had warning signs on various forum posts and videos. Horrific for the victims.
If this is the guy, he’s definitely not hitting on all cylinders. Angry young man!
He was not stable. I read some of his posts/threads/blog/videos. These all focus on why he can’t seem to find “love”.
driving a BMW
Santa Barbara, CA
I get the picture
the ironic thing is, she seems to be safer in Thailand (which she left already) than in her apartment, which is on the same street that these shootings took place...
His dad was 2nd unit director for hunger games.
the pajamadeen is dead on FR!
Sounds like schizophrenia which tends to surface in men in their late teens-early 20s. His family probably saw signs but were in denial.
His stepmother is on the French version of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (something like that)
From his blogspot: I consider myself a sophisticated, polite gentleman, unlike most boys my age. My father is of British descent, and my mother is of Asian descent, so that makes me a Eurasian. I enjoy hiking, exercising, watching sunsets, traveling, cars, fashion, going to nice restaurants, and going to parties. I have traveled all over the world, ever since I was a child. So far, I have visited ten countries, including Great Britain, the United States, France, Spain, Greece, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, and Morocco.
“because his parents saw them”. And they didn’t go to the police after chaining their crazy son to a bed?
WTH? What is wrong with them. If it was my son, I would have done that long before. THEY KNEW!!
The father’s wife is from Morocco. Not sure if it is the shooters mother or step-mother though
Reddit got it from another site...4c-—. not going to mention it here!
I have no idea, I wondered that myself.
She’s his stepmother.
Tv Show with his stepmother in it.
seen everything already, PUA, PUAhate and the conspiracy subreddit, his family’s facebook pix have been on 4c-— for hours
“I consider myself a sophisticated, polite gentleman, unlike most boys my age.”
Modest as well /s
he posted a video on one site bragging about him and his step mom being on the hunger games red carpet
yep, I don’t go there. Saw the postings of the guy’s name starting about 12:30 or so and all the rest of it before the forums started deleting. Apparently this guy was on (at least) the forum-posters’ radar for sometime. Weird posts for a year. Terrible
My kids told me not to go to 4——, and I don’t.
He has posted a vid of a party at their home (3 years ago). There were GIRLS at his party.
“he posted a video on one site bragging about him and his step mom being on the hunger games red carpet”
So his parents bought him sophistication? He showed how sophisticated and polite he was in how he went out...
“He has posted a vid of a party at their home (3 years ago). There were GIRLS at his party.”
Oh, I didn’t realize that. He WAS sophisticated! /s
One concern I have as a father is that my sons, who are on the right path (so far), will run into some piece of human feces like this...
I can already see the MAIGgots and moms lookin’ for a little action high fivin’ each other this morning over this. “Yet another mass shooting. When will the carnage stop? We must add anti-gun law number 20,001 to finally bring an end to these horrific acts.” Like Ca doesn’t already have too many anti-gun laws, rules, regulations and requirement. Hmmm. Doesn’t look like the law agains murdering people worked either.
Prayers for dead and wounded.
He was behind the camera. I guess both of his parents (bio mother) do photography/directing. His mother belongs to a FB women for Obama group.
I wonder if all the fame and glam in the fam, caused his problems to be overlooked? The tapes he made, over and over, were about how lonely he was despite his good looks and his wealth.
I feel so terribly sad for his victims and their families.
From the youtube comments.
He’s walking the red carpet at 31:38.
Creepy, self-obsessed POS loser. Those poor innocent victims...thank God the cops responded pretty quickly.
Thank you. I’ve been looking at him in a vid from his stepmother’s show (french) Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He is very awkward in that red carpet walk. Not as “confident” as he portrays himself in his selfie vids.
I wonder if all the glamor, money, fame in his parents life completely overshadowed the young man.
He had a video he had uploaded last month or so, which he had taken off, that was the inside of his “father’s house”.
Certainly has gotten the attention he wanted so badly. Horribly by killing 6 others and injuring 7 others. Those families, it pains my heart what they are going through.
Thailand under marshall law. Too bad your niece doesn’t attend
college up the coast a bit at Cal Poly, a better school than UCSB
and no drive-bys.
Perhaps the “hot blonds” he was always desiring, gave him no attention despite his wealthy and slightly famous family. Perhaps it was a self-fulfilling prophecy for him in the girl department?
Archived youtube done before the forums started deleting.
Just another white, southern, Obama hating, redneck Republican, drunk on cheap beer, trying to get rid of all the gays, blacks, Mexicans, and Jews so he can purify the race and control all the country’s wealth.
Or am I missing something here?
she is finished and already has an excellent job with Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles... she interned there last summer and they hired her... she has done well... graduated in 4 years... went to study in Paris her sophomore year... she is beautiful inside and out, and stands all of 4’10” :) she used to be a dancer... ballet and jazz... her boyfriend, who went to UCLA on full scholarship (they have been dating since they were 16) got a really good job with Ernst and Young... he was offered the position when he started his senior year in college...