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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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I thought gun was a replica, witness says

A witness of the shootings in California has told how she saw the gunman just before he opened fire near a university, killing six.

She told the Associated Press that she thought the weapon was an Airsoft replica gun.

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