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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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US suspected gunman 'was receiving professional help'

The lawyer for Hollywood filmmaker Peter Rodger said that the "family believes the child was the perpetrator".

Alan Shifman said the son had Asperger's syndrome, had trouble making friends and had been receiving professional help.

Mr Shifman added that the family had contacted police about "recent posts on YouTube" by Elliot "regarding suicide and the killing of people". The family is "devastated" and co-operating with police, he said.

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