Tuesday, May 27, 2014


The parents of Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger were frantically trying to find him as the 22-year-old was carrying out his deadly rampage Friday night that left six people dead and 13 injured.
Elliot's mother, Chin, and father, Peter, a second-unit director on The Hunger Games, saw his 140-page manifesto shortly before the shootings began and headed to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles, family friend Simon Astaire told a number of media outlets, including CNN, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Associated Press.
Elliot emailed the manifesto to a couple dozen people, including his parents and one of his therapists, Astaire told CNN. Elliot's therapist called Chin at 9:17 p.m. Friday night, roughly 10 minutes before the shootings started, and asked if she'd seen her son's email, Astaire said, according to various outlets.