Authorities are Responding to Questions about Friday's Deadly Rampage in Isla Vista California

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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. 13 others were wounded before police say he shot and killed himself. 
 
Bigad Shaban reports from Los Angeles.
<THE VIDEOS ELLIOT RODGER POSTED ON HIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL WERE SO DISTURBING, HIS PARENTS CONTACTED AUTHORITIES.
 
(YOUTUBE VIDOE)
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.
 
(SHERIFF BILL BROWN) 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.
 
(Bob Weiss/Father)
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.
 
IN HIS RAMBLING manifesto RODGER EXPLAINED HE WANTED REVENGE FOR ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS WHO NEVER SHOWED HIM ANY ATTENTION. 
20 YEAR OLD CHIRS MICHAEL MARTINEZ WAS KILLED WHEN RODGER OPENED FIRE AT A DELI MART.  
 
(Richard Martinez)
People think it can't happen to them//Well that's what I thought.  That is what the people at Sandy Hook thought. 
DEPUTIES ARE NOW GOING THROUGH ITEMS TAKEN FROM RODGER'S PARENTS HOMES, LOOKING FOR MORE CLUES. BIGAD SHABAN CBS NEWS.>
 
Rodger had been under the care of therapists.
he had never been institutionalized or forcibly committed...
That means he was still able to legally purchase the guns he used in the rampage.
 

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