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California police confirm Isla Vista killer is Elliot Rodger

25 May 2014 Last updated at 05:36 BST

A man who killed six people in a rampage in California was 22-year-old Elliot Rodger - the son of Hollywood filmmaker Peter Rodger, US police have confirmed.

At a press conference, police said Elliot Rodger had stabbed three male room-mates to death at his apartment, before going on a rampage through Isla Vista in a black BMW, shooting at people at random.

After exchanging gunfire with authorities, Rodger was found dead inside his crashed vehicle with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Alistair Leithead reports.

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