As if this situation wasn't tragic enough!
We previously told you about the horrific shootings at Isla Vista, near UC Santa Barbara, perpetrated by Elliot Rodger.
Police have released new information, revealing that the deadly killing spree started at 22-year-old Rodger’s own apartment on Seville Road. In his 141-page manifesto, Rodger said that he’d kill his two roommates, and police found three males in apartment 7 who had been stabbed to death.
Sheriff Bill Brown didn’t reveal the identities of the men, but said:
"The three male victims were apparently stabbed repeatedly with sharp objects and it was a pretty horrific crime scene.”
Other reports are stating that Rodger was supposed to be on meds for “extreme paranoia” but wouldn’t take them. A source explained:
“Elliot has always been troubled and couldn’t express himself. His parents did everything they could to help him. It seemed that Elliot suffered from extreme paranoia and heard voices, but it was impossible to properly diagnose because he just wouldn’t talk. Having been prescribed psychiatric medication, Elliot refused to take it. Before moving from L.A. to Santa Barbara, he had been seeing a mental health professional for years, and his parents got a team of doctors for him to continue to see after his move. Their hearts break for the victims and their families.”
Now, Elliot's director father, Peter Rodger, and ex-wife Li Chin are hiding out in a hotel, dealing with what has happened. The source also added that Elliot never quite fit in with UCSB’s party crowd, nor with his dad’s Hollywood friends, but never seemed prone to violence.
It’s so heartbreaking to think this could have been prevented with some prescriptions, if Elliot was really dealing with mental issues.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families.
[Image via YouTube.]
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