How come he wasn’t hanging with the Kardashians?
Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old son of The Hunger Games second unit director Peter Rodger, killed six people and injured seven more in a shooting rampage last night near the UC Santa Barbara campus, it was confirmed to Deadline.
He was a student at Santa Barbara Community College. In all, 7 were dead, including the shooter. Police report that Rodger drove his black BMW through the streets of Isla Vista business district, a quarter mile from the campus, and shot people. Before the shooting, he uploaded a video on YouTube talking about his plans.
Peter Rodger also is a documentary filmmaker the cast of his 2009 film Oh My God included Hugh Jackman, director Baz Luhrmann, Bob Geldof, Seal, Ringo Starr, David Copperfield and others talking about God.
The Sheriff’s office has not officially named the suspect. The attorney for Peter Rodger told The Associated Press that the Rodger family believed that the suspected gunman was the director’s son.
Elliot Rodger is the son of Peter Rodger, a special unit director on The Hunger Games and director of Oh My God, a documentary the screened during the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. The director’s manager has not yet responded to a request for comment from THR.
Elliot is the grandson of George Rodger, famous photo-journalist and co-founder of Magnum Photos. George took the famous National Geographic Nuba series photos in 1949.