At least three wounded in Isla Vista, nearly a year after deadly rampage; UCSB lockdown lifted

At least three wounded in Isla Vista, nearly a year after deadly rampage; UCSB lockdown lifted
Police secure an area near the UC Santa Barbara campus in Isla Vista after a shooting Monday. (Lorenzo Basilio / Daily Nexus)

A shooting in Isla Vista on Monday night near the campus of UC Santa Barbara left at least three men injured, authorities said.

The shooting occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. in the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde Road, according to officials with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.

Of the three men taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, two were wounded by gunfire and one was injured in an assault, county fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said.

According to law enforcement officials, the incident involved two assailants and two victims. One of the assailants fled in a white, four-door sedan.

Investigators were continuing to search for the assailant that fled, and a law enforcement source said that person is possibly injured.

The second assailant was believed to be among those wounded, Undersheriff Bernard Melekian said. 

The university had placed a lockdown on dorms and advised students, faculty and staff to shelter in place after reports of the incident emerged.

Shortly before 9 p.m., the lockdown was lifted, according to the university, and the area near where the incident occurred was cleared by authorities.

The latest violence comes nearly a year after Elliot Rodger went on a rampage in the same college community, killing six people before shooting himself.

There is no evidence that Monday night's violence was in any way tied to that case, which stunned the campus community and prompted months of investigations.

Last year's rampage began when Rodger killed three people, including his two roommates, then drove across Isla Vista and fired more than 55 rounds.

He fatally shot another three people and wounded 14 others before shooting himself.



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