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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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Elliot Rodger named as suspected gunman

Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown confirmed today that the man suspected of shooting dead six people in California is Elliot Rodger, 22, a student of Santa Barbara City College, who lived in the Isla Vista area.

The suspected gunman had three previous contacts with the sheriff's office in 2013, and twice this year.

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