A lone gunman took to the streets of Santa Barbara, California Friday night in a black BMV and began randomly shooting innocent people. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said that 7 people were killed which included the gunman. The shootings occurred in Isla Vista near the University Of California Santa Barbara. Sheriff Brown commented, “This was a premeditated mass murder,” Brown said, and he labeled the suspect as “severely mentally disturbed.”
7 other people also suffered gunshot wounds or traumatic injuries. One victim has life-threatening injuries.
KEYT television news reported witnesses described seeing a black BMW speeding through the streets, spraying bullets at people and various targets. The suspected gunman traded fire with sheriff’s deputies, and the vehicle crashed into a parked car.
The suspected gunman was found in the BMW with a gunshot to the head.