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Published: Sunday May 25, 2014 MYT 5:20:02 AM
Updated: Sunday May 25, 2014 MYT 5:20:50 AM

California mass shooter identified as 22-year-old Elliot Rodger - NY Times

SANTA BARBARA Calif. (Reuters) - A gunman who police say killed six people in a drive-by shooting in a Southern California college town was tentatively identified on Saturday as Elliot Rodger by a family lawyer, U.S. media reported.

The New York Times cited a family lawyer as saying the family was almost certain the gunman was 22-year-old Rodger.

Rodger was found dead in a crashed car following the rampage on Friday night. He was the son of Peter Rodger, an assistant director on the 2012 movie "The Hunger Games."

(Reporting by Dana Feldman; Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Bill Trott)

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