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Disturbing video from the shooter. But hurry to see it Youtube has taken it down twice

Posted by on May. 24, 2014 at 12:44 PM
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  There  isn't  any  blood  and guts.  Just  the  shooter  going  on a rant  about  why  he wants to  kill  women.

CNN) -- A gunman described as mentally disturbed and possibly bent on retribution sprayed bullets from a slow-moving car in a small Southern California college town, killing six people in a rampage called "premeditated mass murder," Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies said Saturday.

The gunman also died from a gunshot wound after his car crashed Friday night, police said. It was unclear if the fatal head wound was self-inflicted or the result of a firefight with police.

Seven people also were being treated in a hospital for gunshot wounds or traumatic injuries, including at least one who was in surgery, said sheriff's office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover.

"The sheriff's office has obtained and is currently analyzing written and video evidence that suggests this was a premeditated mass murder," Hoover said.

Hoover apparently was referring to a YouTube video titled "Retribution" posted by a young man. In the nearly seven-minute video, the young man rants about women who ignored or rejected him over the past eight years and warns that he will "punish you all for it."

"Tomorrow is the day of retribution, the day in which I will have my revenge," the man says on the video.

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The shootings occurred in Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara, in a crowded area bustling with activity on Memorial Day weekend.

"I don't recall hearing any screaming," witness Robert Johnson told CNN, describing the moment the gunman opened fire on people outside a deli. "It was at that point where I turned and ran in the opposite direction. ... There's a lot of confusion. Even shortly after this whole ordeal had ended, I think a lot of people didn't realize the magnitude of the situation."

The violence began and ended within minutes, from 9:27 p.m. when shots were reported to around 10 minutes later when police discovered the body of the suspected gunman, CNN affiliate KEYT-TV said. Authorities said there were nine separate crime scenes.

"Sheriff's deputies responded and found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. As sheriff's deputies were attending to the victims and performing first aid, they were also receiving suspect information. Only minutes later, there were additional reports of shots fired in several other areas of Isla Vista," Hoover said.

U.S. law enforcement officials said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and FBI were assisting local police in the investigation, including trying to trace the handgun used and where the possible suspect obtained it.

Johnson told CNN he was standing on a corner when he heard what he thought were fireworks. Then a black BMW with tinted windows drove by and either slowed down or stopped outside a deli where as many as eight people were eating outside. Someone in the car opened fire.

"It all happened very quickly, but I think this happened to be the largest group on the street," he said. "It think it was just targeted because it was the largest group in the area."

People jumped up and ran, Johnson recalled.

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KEYT reporter John Palminteri told CNN that some witnesses reported hearing the gunman talk to some of his victims as he fired. Outside a 7-11 convenience store, he said, workers came out amid the gunfire to pull to safety a girl who had been shot in the leg. Another victim, a bicyclist, apparently sustained massive head injuries after being struck by the gunman's car.

One woman told the station that a driver of a car flashed a gun at her and asked, "Hey, what's up?" before opening fire. She escaped unharmed.

"I heard some pops, but I just assumed they were fireworks," said Daniel Slovinsky, who was eating at a restaurant. "Contrary to what you might expect, there wasn't a whole lot of chaos immediately. I didn't hear any screaming. A few people were running. ... It wasn't really until police started yelling at people to get inside that we realized something big went down. But even then people didn't know what."

KEYT reported that "witnesses described seeing a black BMW speeding through the streets, spraying bullets at people and various targets." Six minutes after the first emergency call, the suspected gunman traded fire with sheriff's deputies, and the vehicle plowed into a parked vehicle, said Hoover, the sheriff's office spokeswoman.

The suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound, she said, adding that it wasn't clear whether the death was self-inflicted or whether deputies killed the suspected gunman. A semiautomatic handgun was recovered, she said.

It appears the suspect acted alone, Hoover said.

Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown called the suspect "severely mentally disturbed," according to KEYT.

Authorities searching for a motive were looking into a video posted on social media that contains a man's tirade against women who supposedly rebuffed him, Brown told the station. Hoover said the suspect has been preliminarily identified but his name won't be released until "a positive identification is made."

The identities of the victims won't be released until the next of kin are notified, she said.

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by on May. 24, 2014 at 12:58 PM
Holy cow, that was disturbing!!!
by New Member on May. 24, 2014 at 1:37 PM

I'm betting this guy's secretly gay/transgender, wanted to be a girl, and hates those who really are. It's about his hang ups, not others. That guy's just fucking strange. JMO

by Member on May. 24, 2014 at 1:58 PM
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM
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This dude has watched too many movies. It's almost like he was rehearsing for an audition or something. The sinister laughter and bad monologue. Oy!
by Satan on May. 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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In a way, this is part of rape culture. Can't have the women you were raised (in our culture) to feel entitled to? Blam! That'll show ya.

by Silver Member on May. 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

I think   his  problem  was  his  parents  gave  him  everything  he ever  wanted  so all he  had to  do  was snap  his  fingers  and  he  got  whatever.  He  had  no  social  skills  because  his  mommy  arranged  all of  his play dates  so  he  didn't know how to approach  people.  He  probably  thought  he  could  flash  his ATM  card   and  have  friends  and girlfriends   becaue  they  would  be impressed  with  his money.  I would bet anything  his  parents  bought  him  that BMW  he was driving.  The  thing  is  he was at a school   where  the majority  of the people  there  had  money  too  so  he  wasn't  impressive  to him.

Before I  even  clicked on the video  I  was  just looking  at the picture.  I called my  daughter over  and  told  her to  look at this  kid.  That  he was  younger  than  her  and  had  so much  going  for him.  She  asked  if they  said  why  he  did  it.  I  told  her I didn't  know  but  by the looks  of  him  I was  betting  it  was  some  girl  rejection  issue.   I  didn't think it was the usual  bullying.   I was right.  Just a whiney  narcissistic  entitled brat.

I would almost bet money  in the days to follow  that  his parents   will   come  out to say  that  they  don't  know  why  junior  snapped.  That  they  gave  him  the best of everything... blah blah blah

by Member on May. 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM
Crazy ass..
by Bronze Member on May. 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM

He over dramatizes everything and he wonders why girls weren't attracted to him. It isn't just about looks dude, you are wierd and give off bad vibes.  Girls don't like guys who come off as creepy. "Still a virgin", oh good grief. I wouldn't have wanted to kiss him either, much less go to bed with him. It has nothing to with his looks either. It's a crime because they aren't attracted to him? He knows, he is lying. He knows he is weird and sick. His way of speaking comes off as ingenuine. He wanted his manifesto to be his "excuse" so he can get off for mental illness. In my opinion, it is a fake and he just wanted to kill for the heck of it and his sick head. The evil laugh is so fake and poorly done. He is a bad actor to boot. Doesn't the line about being treated like a mouse come from a some movie or other?? And the whole touching his hand to his chin poorly dramatic. I think he premeditated allt his and used the video to set up his not guilty by reason of insanity plea.

ETA: The fact he is dead was not planned by him..I don't think. He is too narcissitic

by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM
Apparently, he's related to one of the directors of The Hunger Games...maybe that's where the dramatic flair comes in.
by Jes on May. 24, 2014 at 3:24 PM
His dad is a Movie Director.

Quoting Luvnlogic: This dude has watched too many movies. It's almost like he was rehearsing for an audition or something. The sinister laughter and bad monologue. Oy!
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