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Isla Vista Shootings

On Friday, May 23, a 22-year-old Santa Barbara City College student and Isla Vista resident named Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured many others in a shooting spree through the streets of UCSB's college town. Below is The Santa Barbara Independent's coverage of the event, as well as other voices from the community.

UCSB Student Files Lawsuit Over May 23 Attack

An injured Keith Cheung was wrongfully handcuffed after Rodger ran into him, complaint says. Read story.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Isla Vista: Safety in Sisterhood

Community problems remain despite ever-changing residents. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Isla Vista Killer's April 30 Check-Up

Details of Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office welfare check on Elliot Rodger. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Isla Vista Killings: Shock. Suffering. Survival.

Isla Vista and the UCSB community endure tragic killings — and emerge stronger. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Portraits of Isla Vista's Victims

Remembering the UCSB students killed during May 23 rampage. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Map of the Mayhem

A geographic look at what happened where in Isla Vista on May 23. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Could We Prevent the Isla Vista Shooting?

A fresh look at the laws that surround mental health and guns. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lois Capps Takes Isla Vista Killings to Congress

Santa Barbara's congresswoman makes plea for gun safety one floor of House of Representatives. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Isla Vista Memorial Shouts “Not One More”

Thousands of students, faculty, dignitaries, and everyday Santa Barbarans attend service at UCSB Harder Stadium. Read story.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fellow Residents Recall Elliot Rodger

He demonstrated unusual behaviors and had little interaction with his neighbors. Read story.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Isla Vistans Protest News Crew Presence

'Stop Filming Our Tears' residents tell the media. Read story.

Monday, May 26, 2014

UCSB Plans Memorial Service for Tuesday

Classes cancelled on Tuesday; professors, counselors, and academic advisors available. Read story.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Three More Isla Vista Victims' Names Released

All six victims were UCSB students. Read story.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Vigil for Isla Vista Shooting Victims

Thousands gather in show of solidarity and memory for the young lives lost. Read story.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Disturbing Details Released in Isla Vista Murders

Suspect Elliot Rodger fatally stabbed three men before shooting rampage; other victims ID'd as UCSB students. Read story.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cottage Trauma Surgeon Says All Injured Victims Admitted Expected to Recover

Dr. Pam Lee said seven male and female victims were treated for gunshot wounds and blunt trauma. Read story.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Witnesses Recall Isla Vista Shooting Rampage

Emergency radio broadcasts paint picture of violence and panic. Read story.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Isla Vista Shooting: Echoes of David Attias

The similarities abound between I.V.’s murderous madmen, so could anything have been done? Read story.

Originally published 3:00 p.m., May 24, 2014
Updated 11:35 a.m., May 27, 2014

[UPDATE] Coroners Remove Three Bodies from Shooter's Apartment

Sheriff Bill Brown confirms that bodies of three males were removed from Rodger's apartment; suffered fatal stab wounds. Read story.

Originally published 2:28 p.m., May 24, 2014
Updated 5:52 p.m., May 24, 2014

School Officials, Elected Reps React to Isla Vista Shooting

Janet Napolitano, Lois Capps, Jerry Brown, and others issue statements on the rampage that left seven dead. Read story.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
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