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UPDATE: Gunman identified in shooting near UC Santa Barbara

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UPDATE (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say a California gunman who went on a shooting rampage near a Santa Barbara university killed three people at his apartment.
  
The three people were among the six left dead Friday night during the shootings near the University of California, Santa Barbara. The suspected gunman was also fatally shot.
  
Sheriff Bill Brown called it a "chaotic, rapidly unfolding convoluted incident" that involved multiple crime scenes.
  
Brown on Saturday identified the gunman as 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, a student at Santa Barbara City College.

Authorities say Rodger detailed in a manifesto how deputies almost thwarted his plan. Rodger wrote in the 141-page rambling document how he narrowly missed being found out when deputies knocked on his door last month.
  
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown says deputies checked on Rodger after being called by a concerned family member. The officers left after determining he didn't need to be locked up for mental-health reasons.
  
Rodger expressed relief that his apartment wasn't searched because deputies would have found his weapons and his writings and would have foiled his plan.
  
Brown says he won't second-guess his deputies' decision-making in the encounter. Rodger carried out part of his plan before he was killed.

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GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- An attorney for a Hollywood director says the family believes his son is responsible for a shooting rampage near a Santa Barbara, California, university campus.

A lawyer says the family called police several weeks ago after being alarmed by YouTube videos "regarding suicide and the killing of people."
  
Family attorney Alan Shifman says police interviewed Elliot Rodger and found him to be a "perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human." Shifman says police found no history of guns, but did say Rodger had trouble making friends and didn't have any girlfriends.
  
Shifman is the attorney for Peter Rodger, who was one of the assistant directors on "The Hunger Games."
  
Authorities haven't confirmed the identity of the suspect.
  
Police say a gunman driving a BMW killed six people last night in the beachside community of Isla Vista. The suspect was later found dead with a gunshot wound to the head, but it's not clear whether he was shot by deputies or committed suicide.
  
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown says seven people are hospitalized with gunshot wounds or other injuries, including one who has undergone surgery.

A man whose son was among the victims killed quaked with grief and rage as he described his "lost and broken" family and the proliferation of guns he believes led to his son's death.
  
Richard Martinez told reporters gathered outside a sheriff's department Saturday that his 20-year-old son Christopher Martinez, a sophomore at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was among the seven dead after the shootings near the school on Friday night.
  
Martinez choked back tears as he said, "When will this insanity stop?"
  
He then shouted "we should say to ourselves `not one more!"' before collapsing into tears as a chaplain led him into the station.
  
Martinez says he talked to his son just 45 minutes before he was shot and killed inside a deli. Martinez says his son's roommate tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.

University of California President Janet Napolitano says the shooting is "almost the kind of event that's impossible to prevent and impossible to predict."
  
The former secretary of Homeland Security who took over as head of the UC system in September made the remarks after a commencement speech in Oakland Saturday. UC Santa Barbara says students were among the victims.
  
Napolitano issued a statement saying she's "shocked and deeply saddened" by the shooting and sending thoughts and prayers "to the victims of this tragedy, their families and the entire Santa Barbara community." She says she's working with UCSB to help students and families.

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