CA Mass Murderer Update: 3 Victims Stabbed, 3 Shot; All Magazines Were CA Legal
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In a press conference held by The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office it was revealed that 3 of Elliot Rodger’s victim’s were killed using a firearm (excluding himself).
Three victims at the suspect’s apartment complex were stabbed to death. Thirteen victims were injured and some remain under hospital care.
Of those thirteen, 8 were gunshot wounds and 5 were other injuries, mostly from trauma from being struck by the suspect’s car.
The suspect had several contacts with police over the last several months leading up to this incident.
The suspect exchanged gunfire with law enforcement at least twice before dying of an apparently self inflicted gunshot wound.
Rodger was found to have three legally purchased firearms along with 41 loaded magazines in his vehicle. The firearms were two Sig Sauer 9mm handguns 1 Glock 9mm handgun. All magazines used were California legal 10 round magazines.
California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Only certain approved guns can be sold in the state, magazine capacity is limited to 10 rounds, and there are waiting periods to purchase firearms.
California is also one of only a few states that bans the possession of certain types of semi-auto firearms. California has a rating of “A” from the Brady Campaign. California is one of the top 5 strictest states for gun control according to the Brady Campaign.