Three victims of Elliot Rodger shooting named

The Sheriff's department in Santa Barbara has named the three people shot dead by Elliot Rodger.

The victims were named as Katherine Cooper, Veronika Weiss and Christopher Michaels-Martinez.

Rodger stabbed to death three roommates before embarking on a shooting spree in the Isla Vista area.

Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown giving a news conference about the shooting. Credit: REUTERS/Phil Klein

Mr Michaels-Martinez's father has hit out at gun control laws following his son's death, calling it "insanity" that so many Americans have died in gun-related killings.

Read: Victim's father condemns gun controls after shooting

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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.