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Guns, ammo seized at UC Santa Barbara student's Isla Vista apartment

Deputies find seven guns, 1,000 rounds of ammunition in UCSB student's Isla Vista apartment
UCSB student accused of discharging his gun in his Isla Vista apartment, narrowly missing neighbor
UCSB student's gun arrest came four days after Isla Vista killing rampage

Sheriff's deputies arrested a UC Santa Barbara student this week on charges of accidentally discharging his gun, narrowly missing striking a neighbor with a bullet, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

Kevin Tym, 21, admitted to deputies that he was playing with his legally owned Glock when it discharged about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, shooting through his neighbor's wall in the 6500 block of Pardall Road, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The bullet was apparently deflected off a TV stand and lodged in a wall, just missing his neighbor, sheriff's officials said.

The incident occurred hours before a memorial was planned at UC Santa Barbara for six students who were killed in Friday's deadly rampage through Isla Vista, when 22-year-old Elliot Rodger stabbed three students, shot three others and injured 13 before apparently killing himself.

UC Santa Barbara officials had declared Tuesday a day of mourning and reflection and classes had been canceled.

Tym, an Isla Vista resident, had seven firearms, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and high-capacity assault rifle magazines, sheriff's officials said.

He legally owned all of his firearms, they said.

He was arrested on suspicion of negligent discharge and possessing high-capacity magazines.

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