Hunger Games Second Unit Director Believes His Son Was the Shooter [VIDEO]

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On Friday night, a man behind the wheel of a black luxury BMW sped through the streets of Isla Vista, California apparently hell-bent on the wholesale slaughter of innocents and the drive by shooting was a shock to the entire community. Witnesses report seeing the BMW careening at high speeds through streets near the U.C. Santa Barbara campus with the driver shooting out the window at seemingly random targets. The killing rampage took the lives of seven people, including the shooter and an additional seven were hospitalized with gunshot wounds and other serious injuries. Of the injured seven, at least one victim is in critical condition and it is believed that some of the victims were hit by the shooter’s vehicle. Now, Hunger Games second unit director, Peter Rodger has come forth with a statement that he believes the shooter may have been his own son, Elliot Rodgers.

The sheriff for Santa Barbara County, Bill Brown has described the scene as “horrific” and has stated that the rampage appears to have been “premeditated mass murder.” The case is further complicated by the fact that there were at least nine different areas where the killings occurred which has resulted in nine different crimes scenes that must be processed. Brown has further stated that the killing rampage was clearly the work of a “madman.” While the shooters identity has not been officially released, the fact that the high profile second unit director for the Hunger Games series has come forward with assertions that his son was involved means this case will quickly become a media frenzy.

While Brown’s description falls in line with the human reaction to such overt violence and it was issued in a moment of horror over the events, there may be more truth to the “madman” statement than first appears. A YouTube video has surfaced titled, “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution” and authorities are investigating its possible relation to the killing spree.

In the video, Elliot Rodger is posed in his vehicle, his well-formed face illuminated by the golden warmth of the Southern California sun and he describes in methodical yet chilling detail how he is going to get his revenge on “humanity.” He expresses his pain and anger at how he has been rejected by women and mocks his own state of virginity. He describes how girls have never given their ‘affection” their “sex” and their “love” to him and he calls this state “torturous.” He further states that college is the place and time where everyone experiences sex, fun and pleasure but for him, the years have left him to “rot in loneliness.” Rodger does not understand why girls are not attracted to him, claims it is “unfair” and says that he will punish them for it. Elliot’s diatribe expressed a hunger for attention – a very different kind of hunger than the one expressed in Peter Rodger’s Hunger Games.

The almost seven-minute long video is chilling and when Rodger laughs with self-satisfied delight at his intentions to inflict pain and punishment in the form of ‘slaughter,” the term “madman” does indeed come to mind.

Elliot Rodger fulfilled his fantasy of slaughter although it is undetermined whether he had specific targets or was satisfied by shooting at random people in his bid to make “humanity” pay for the perceived slights against his manhood. Rodger eventually crashed his BMW into a tree after engaging in a gun battle with two deputies. He was found dead in his car with a gunshot to the head and authorities have yet to determine if he committed suicide or was killed by deputy gunfire.

If it is confirmed that Peter Rodger is Elliot’s father and that in fact, Elliot was the shooter, his second unit director connection with the Hunger Games series will no doubt be brought into the media frenzy and questions will be raised, again, about the teen on teen violence depicted in the series. Until then, Rodger, who like the grieving families whose loved ones were victims of a killing rampage, may have just lost his son. During his time of grief and perhaps feelings of parental guilt, he will likely face tremendous media heat as the father of a son who was both killer and victim of a gunshot on a Friday night when madness took Isla Vista in a hail of violence.

By Alana Marie Burke

Sources

AP
Los Angeles Times
NBC

87 Responses to "Hunger Games Second Unit Director Believes His Son Was the Shooter [VIDEO]"

  1. Jaegar Ultima   May 29, 2014 at 5:34 am

    Wow so yet again, organizations and movies are to blame for a young man’s own self admitted problems in both a manifesto and in videos??..Maybe we should all live in the dark ages and then complain why people use sticks and stones to harm others. Never do we blame a person for the act, I guess it’s because blaming the individual’s state of mind won’t get people to lobby against organizations and media that they use as an excuse to ban or change direction of…Seems about the same if not much worse than what that jealous ridden, impulsive irrational mindset the kid showed because he didn’t get his perceived perfection of a woman/women(organizations, government law to senators and family victims).

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  2. kathryn   May 27, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I get the feeling this is Rush Limbaugh’s baby. Rush Limbaugh must be so proud

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  3. C. Allen   May 27, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    The more the entertainment industry takes blame—– along w/ the NRA—- the better.. And, by the way, the witch who wrote the book—- and continues the writes in series— all for $$$$$$—- can share some flack also—-along w/ the otl parents who sent him to college in his BMW

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  4. lakewood steve   May 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I’m shocked, shocked, to find that killing is going on around here!

    Unless I consider Democrat Jackson’s “Trail of tears” death march.
    [4000 dead.] Or Democrats war for slavery. [½ mill. dead] Or Democrat Roosevelt’s Yalta sellout, giving us beloved Korean & Viet Nam “conflicts”
    [100 k. dead]. Not to mention Democrat’s support of late term infanticides.

    The answer to all the Killings is not “gun, knife, pressure cooker, truck full of fertilizer, box cutter free zones.”

    John Adams knew the answer,… So why don’t YOU ???
    “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.“

    A God less psychopathic nation Is suicidal .

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  5. Lyn   May 26, 2014 at 1:08 am

    What misandry? Who is saying all men are narcissistic murderers? As if you wouldn’t mention it and wonder why if almost 100% of spree killers were female.

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    • mike smith   June 6, 2014 at 7:05 am

      in light of the last three shootings in the last week (this being the first of three)….i think you might want to re-think your stance. Every tragedy like this has a useless motive. You can’t blame an irrational motive. The real problem here is people with mental illness having access to guns. In moncton it was a cop hater, in seattle it was a love for guns and obsession, here it was misandry. do you think we can teach people to not hate women, cops, kids etc? how retarded is that? Its selfish to hijack this tragedy for your insecure feminist agenda. out of the 11 people killed, 9 were men with families! its a terrible explanation to suggest its violence against women.

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  6. Alexander Hetherington   May 25, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    The guy was a Mens Rights Activist, with an apparent hatred of women. All I’m hearing is a focus on his neurological condition. I think there are questions to be answered about a vicious, self-justifying, self-seeking maleness that defines itself in absolute and jealous opposition to women. Where does that come from? How is it being reproduced in so many of our young men and even boys? Gun laws and funding of the identification and treatment of neurological disorders are concomitant areas of enquiry, of course. But these later cannot be seen as root causes.

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  7. Hiroaki   May 25, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Spoiled rich kid….
    Shame on his parents…

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  8. Kim   May 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Wow. I agree with Chris. 100%

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  9. nickinmke   May 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Many people are saying he was gay…whether he was gay or not, this should open up people not to discriminate non-white people. he was half white… What he did was wrong and can not be forgotten, but in a way how white people made him go through the pain and suffering he listed, is true. As a society we can not deny that we discriminate based on race, color and many other factors socially, in business or whatever…. As a human we should be open to accept and welcome all races, colors and people. We should learn a lesson and welcome and be friendly with every single human being…Grow up American and end discrimination as a whole…so we can keep our generation current and future safe…. It is time to learn white is the worst color and black is the best. any color in between should be obeyed and recognized so they feel in the circle and welcomed….All people regardless of race, color, religion, health are same…..So, please be HUMAN….and live and let live…

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    • Sheniqua johnson   May 25, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      Your crazy

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