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7 dead, 7 wounded in Santa Barbara shooting rampage

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mpcincal, May 24, 2014.

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  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    This happened Friday night in my county; in fact, we were following it on the scanner in the newsroom.


    The latest: Shooter, who was killed by police, is reportedly the son of a Hollywood assistant director.


    Crazy stuff. At first, I kind of assumed it was a gang-type thing, but as details emerged it became clear this wasn't an ordinary drive-by thing.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    22-year-old virgin angry that women wouldn't have sex with him. Sounds like an SportsJournalists.com user.
  3. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Damn. And I expected the blame to be mental illness, guns, video games and the internet, roughly in that order. Inability to get pussy should have caused me to shoot randomly for years.
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Early news reports describe a young man, whose parents were worried enough about his behavior to contact authorities, who interviewed him; who was under psychiatric care; and who was obsessed with video games.
  5. armageddon

    armageddon Active Member

    His YouTube video made me want to punch a wall.
  6. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    When Columbine happened, it was such a major event that people actually remember where they were when it happened. Nowadays, there are at least 2-3 a year, maybe more, and people are like, 'Oh, another shooting?' I wonder why there has been such an uptick in public shootings. I mean, there has to be a reason. Undiagnosed mental illness? Copycat syndrome? Video games? I don't have a clue, but I'd be interested to know if there is a pattern among the shooters.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Rodger, 22, was being treated by multiple therapists and was a student at Santa Barbara City College, said Schifman.


    Schifman said in recent weeks that Rodger’s parents were concerned for their son's well being and reported his disturbing YouTube videos to police, which lead to an investigation. According to Schifman, police interviewed Rodger and found him to be “polite and kind.” He did not specify which law enforcement division conducted the interview.

    A social worker also contacted police about Rodger last week, said Schifman.


    Schifman said Rodger was diagnosed as being a high-functioning patient with Asperger syndrome and had trouble making friends.

  8. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Three bodies found in his apartment.
  9. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Another great day for the NRA, which will somehow find a way to turn this into further Georgia-style legislation.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Why is this a great day for the NRA?

    Do they support this kind of behavior?
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

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