British-born gunman 'convinced US authorities he was no threat'
British-born gunman Elliot Rodger, who stabbed and killed his US college room-mates before embarking on a shooting rampage, convinced authorities that he was not a threat during a welfare check to his home last month.
A day of mourning to remember the the six victims of British-born gunman Elliot Rodger will take place later today.
Rodger, 22, stabbed and killed his college room-mates before embarking on a shooting spree on Saturday after emailing a chilling 141-page manifesto outlining his intentions.
All his victims attended the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) which is planning a memorial wall in their honour.
In a letter to students Chancellor Henry T Yang and Interim Executive Vice Chancellor Joel Michaelsen said: "On Tuesday we will remember and honour the victims of this horrible event, and come together as an academic community to reflect, talk with each other, and think about the future.
"As terrible as these past two days have been, they make us believe in our students and the entire UCSB community more than ever."
The parents of British-born Elliot Rodger desperately searched for him as he carried out a deadly gun and knife rampage in Santa Barbara, California, after they received his chilling manifesto, according to a family friend.
Rodger, 22, emailed a 140-page document to several people, including his parents and therapist, just before the shootings began in the town of Isla Vista on Friday night, family friend Simon Astaire told CNN.
Rodger's mother, Lichin, saw the email at 9.17pm local time and immediately went to her son's YouTube page, where she saw a video entitled "Retribution," that he posted on the day of the killings, Mr Astaire told CNN.
Mr Astaire told the news network Rodger's mother called his father Peter, a Hollywood film-maker, before calling 911 and the parents set off for Santa Barbara from Los Angeles.
On the way to the seaside town they heard there was a shooting and later that night, they found out their son was behind the violence, the family friend said.
Rodger is believed to have shot himself in his car after killing six people with a gun and knife and fighting two gun battles with police.
Hundreds have turned out for a vigil after a shooting rampage left six dead in Santa Barbara. Students from University Santa Barbara California held candles after suspected gunman Elliot Rodger stabbed three people to death at his apartment before going on to shoot three more.