A drive-by shooter went on a “mass murder” rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday.
Deputies found him dead with a gunshot wound to the head, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether he was killed by gunfire or if he committed suicide, he said.
A semiautomatic handgun was recovered from the scene near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Investigators know the gunman’s name, but Brown said he couldn’t release it pending notification of relatives.
“We’re analyzing both written and videotaped evidence that this atrocity was a premeditated mass murder,” Brown said.