Shooter and 6 Victims Dead; Quick Action by Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Deputies Stops Shooter from Killing More

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A drive-by shooter went on a rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s police responded to a multiple shooting incident near UC Santa Barbara in Isla Vista that started about 9:27 p.m. Friday. Within six minutes sheriff’s deputies engaged the gunman, and returned fire after the offender shot at the deputies. The offender fled in a vehicle on Del Playa Drive and crashed into a parked vehicle. The deputies found the offender dead with a semi-automatic handgun nearby.

Six people are reported killed in the area where the suspected shooter was found dead. The first shots were fired near Habit, 888 Embarcadero Del Norte. Witnesses estimate about 13 to 15 shots were fire in the area.

CNN affiliate KEYT released new video showing the scene of a drive-by shooting in California that left seven dead.

Seven people, including the shooter, are dead after shootings in Southern California, according to CNN affiliate KEYT.

KEYT Reporter John Palminteri interviewed after seven people, including the shooter, are dead after shootings in Southern California, according to CNN affiliate KEYT.

A threatening, rambling video promising annihilation and murder of sorority sisters, and complaining about debauchery of UC Santa Barbara student is being investigated to confirm whether the shooter is the same young male adult that published the video on YouTube.

A riot occurred near the UC Santa Barbara campus a little over one month ago. A UC officer sustained a “significant” head injury when a party-goer hit him with a backpack stuffed with bottles of alcohol at around 9:00 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 near the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive. The incident escalated into a major disturbance involving thousands with about 100 arrested

Video from Deltopia (also known as Floatopia) reported to be an annual party that involved 15,000 partygoers in 2014, and turned into a major disturbance on April 5, 2014.

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