7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC Santa Barbara

7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC Santa Barbara

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.

The gunman exchanged gunfire with deputies at the end of Friday night’s rampage in the beachside community of Isla Vista and crashed his black BMW into a parked car, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said.

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.

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