The attorney for “Hunger Games” assistant director Peter Rodger confirmed Saturday afternoon that the family believes their son was responsible for a shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus Friday night which left seven dead.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown had said earlier Elliot Rodger, 22, “appears to be” the lone man behind the rampage, according to KTVU-TV. A law enforcement source also confirmed to CBS News that the 22-year-old was the suspect.
Police said a gunman driving a BMW near the university campus went on a rampage that left seven people dead, including the shooter. Authorities described the tragedy as “obviously the work of a mad man.”
Seven people remain hospitalized with gunshot wounds or other injuries.
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