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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.

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California gunman 'was Hollywood director's son'

An attorney for Holywood film director Peter Rodger says the family believes his son is responsible for a gun attack that killed six people near a Californian university, the Associated Press reports.

Alan Shifman - attorney for Mr Rodger, who was assistant director on the Hunger Games - said that while the family has not yet seen his body, they have been told he was killed and believe he killed six people.

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