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UCSB Shooter Believed to Be Son of 'Hunger Games' Assistant Director

6/17/2014

By Jethro Nededog
TheWrap

The man who killed seven people on Friday night during a drive-by shooting in the UCSB campus town of Isla Vista on Friday is believe to be the son of "Hunger Games" assistant director Peter Rodger, according to media reports.

Elliot Rodger is believed to be the shooter, though local authorities won't release the name. A UCSB student, Elliot's father is Peter Rodger, the assistant director on "The Hunger Games" and a director of the 2009 documentary "Oh My God."

Peter, originally from England, currently resides with his family in the tony Santa Barbara community of Montecito.

"22-year-old Elliot Rodger posted a YouTube video hours before he unleashed his violence on the streets of Isla Vista — the UCSB community," reported TMZ. "We've learned Rodger is the son of Peter Rodger, the second unit director of the first installment of 'Hunger Games.'"

According to the Los Angeles Times, local authorities believe the shooting was premeditated and connected to a video Elliot posted on YouTube in which he threatens violence.

More to come…

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