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Isla Vista killings near UC Santa Barbara

At first, when it began, it was lost to the soundtrack of another Friday night in this bluff-top college town: screeching tires and what sounded like fireworks.

But then — shattered glass. Sirens. Screams.

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Within 10 minutes, it was done — seven dead, 13 wounded, a tormented young man slumped at the wheel of a shattered BMW, a gunshot wound to his head, three semiautomatic handguns and more than 400 rounds of ammunition at his side.

Behind him, there were 10 distinct crime scenes in a single square mile — skateboarders and bikers run down and tossed into the air; bullets bursting through the windows of shops; police officers tackling pedestrians and hauling them indoors to protect them; two young women dying on the lawn of a sorority.

For months, Elliot Rodger, 22, had posed behind the wheel of that same BMW, posting videos of himself on social media.

Here is The Times' coverage of the attack.

Elliot Rodger meticulously planned Isla Vista rampage, report says

A report by San Barbara Sheriff's Department says deputies never thought shooter Eliot Rodger posed a threat.

Isla Vista returning to normal as painful questions linger

Why Elliot Rodger killed his roommates, computer science students of Asian heritage, is among the mysteries in Friday's rampage.

In a college community, disbelief turns to outrage and mourning

A couple's disbelief at the loss of their daughter tears through the rest of the UCSB community, turning to outrage and mourning.

Isla Vista shootings: Some victims told stories through social media

Veronika Weiss and Katherine Cooper, Isla Vista shooting victims and UC Santa Barbara Tri Delta sisters, told life stories on Instagram, Twitter

Isla Vista shooting victim's father talks about his daughter

Bob Weiss, father of Veronika Weiss, talks about his daughter, who was slain in Isla Vista shootings

A killer's rampage in Isla Vista

Within 10 minutes, it was done — seven dead, 13 wounded, a tormented young man slumped at the wheel of a shattered BMW, a gunshot wound to his head,

Isla Vista's troubles belie UC Santa Barbara's academic strength

UC Santa Barbara's academic reputation has been growing stronger, but chaos and violence in neighboring Isla Vista mar its image.

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