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Santa Barbara Rampage Investigation Continues

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Authorities are responding to questions whether they could have done more to prevent Friday's deadly rampage in Isla Vista, California. Sheriff's deputies visited the suspect just weeks before he killed six students at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Thirteen others were wounded before police say Elliot Rodger shot and killed himself.

The videos Rodger posted on his YouTube channel were so disturbing, his parents contacted authorities.

"I take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you."

Sheriff's deputies visited the 22-year-old student just three weeks before the attack, but Sheriff Bill Brown told CBS Rodger was not deemed a threat. "He was able to make a very convincing story that there was no problem, that he wasn't going to hurt himself or anyone else."

The visit rattled Rodger who feared police might find his guns. Rodger was able to carry out his plan - stabbing his two roommates and a third student in his home Friday. He then shot and killed two women outside the Alpha Phi Sorority house including economics and math major Veronika Weiss. "She was on the fast track to graduate in three years she couldn't wait to move to New York and work in the financial industry," says father Bob Weiss.

In his rambling manifesto, Rodger explained he wanted revenge for all the pretty girls who never showed him any attention.

20-year-old Chris Michael Martinez was killed when Rodger opened fire at a deli mart. "People think it can't happen to them. Well, that's what I thought. That is what the people at Sandy Hook thought," says father Richard Martinez.

Deputies are now going through items taken from Rodger's parents homes, looking for more clues.

Rodger had been under the care of therapists, but he had never been institutionalized or forcibly committed, so he was still able to purchase the guns he used in the rampage legally.

The roommates have since been identified as 20-year-old Cheng Yuan Hong and 19-year-old George Chen -- both from San Jose -- and 20-year-old Weihan Wang of Fremont. Hong and Chen are listed on the lease as Rodger's roommates. Investigators were trying to determine whether Wang was also a roommate or was visiting the night of the killings.
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