Elliot Rodger's Mother Alerted Authorities Before Shootings

Elliot Rodger's Mother Alerted Authorities Before Shootings
(Santa Barbara, CA) -- The mother of the UCSanta Barbara student who went on a bloody killing rampage this past weekend apparently alerted authorities before the shootings. A family friend tells the "Los Angeles Times" that Elliot Rodger's mom got a call from her son's therapist at 9:17 p.m. Pacific time Friday, about 13 minutes before Elliot opened fire in front of a sorority house. The therapist had alerted the mother to a disturbing email written by Elliot, and then she came across a video he posted outlining plans for violence. The friend says Lichin Rodger and her ex-husband Peter began driving up the 101 Freeway towards Santa Barbara and called either 911 or the sheriff directly to arrange a meeting when they arrived. But, along the drive, they heard news on the radio of the killing spree in Isla Vista.
Sheriff's officials say Rodger first stabbed to death three people in his apartment, two of which are confirmed to be his roommates. Investigators say at about 9:30 Friday night he went on a shooting rampage in Isla Vista, killing one person at a convenience store and two women in front of a sorority house. All six victims were UC Santa Barbara students. Thirteen others were wounded. Rodger then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.