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According to CNN, Peter Rodger and Richard Martinez sat down without media or cameras present. Other details about their meeting, including its location, were not disclosed.
Elliot Rodger, 22, a student at Santa Barbara City College, went on a rampage in the town of Isla Vista, an area popular with students at
He allegedly stabbed and killed his three roommates before driving through Isla Vista on a shooting rampage killing another three people and injuring 13 before crashing his car and turning his gun on himself.
Christopher Michaels-Martinez, a 20-year-old UC Santa Barbara sophomore, was the final victim gunned down in the rampage. He was killed in the I.V. Deli Mart convenience store.
Richard Martinez told news organizations last week that he hoped to meet with Peter Rodger. In the days since his son's shooting, Martinez has spoken out for tougher gun laws on television and at public events, including a memorial at UCSB's Harder Stadium on Tuesday.
Elliott Rodger, who had been in therapy since he was a child, legally purchased three guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Shortly before the rampage, he posted a video on YouTube in which he said that he was lonely because "girls have never been attracted to me" and vowed "retribution" and "slaughter."
The young man's parents said Thursday that it had been "hell on earth" knowing their son's actions led to tragedy.