GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities have identified the three men found fatally stabbed in the California apartment of Elliot Rodger, who police say fatally shot three others in a killing spree that ended with his suicide.
The Santa Barbara sheriff's office said Sunday that the victims were 20-year-old Cheng Yuan Hong and 19-year-old George Chen -- both from San Jose -- and 20-year-old Weihan Wang of Fremont.
The three UC Santa Barbara students were the first killed in Friday night's rampage.
Hong and Chen are listed on the lease as Rodger's roommates. Investigators were trying to determine whether Wang was also a roommate or was visiting the night of the killings.
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities have identified one of three men found stabbed to death in the California apartment of Elliot Rodger, who police say fatally shot three others in a killing spree that ended with the suspect's suicide.
Reports say that Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley said Sunday that 20-year-old Cheng Yuan Hong was among the first three killed in Friday's night's rampage.
Hong's relatives have been notified of his death.
The identities of the other two men in the apartment have not been released.
Dudley says Hong was involved in a case involving stolen candles. Sheriff's officials mentioned that case at a Saturday press conference, saying Rodger contacted authorities reporting his roommate had stolen candles.
Hong was charged with petty theft, and Dudley says he pleaded guilty.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say seven people are dead and seven wounded in a drive-by shooting in a student enclave next to the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said the dead in Friday night's rampage in the Isla Vista neighborhood included the suspected attacker who was driving a black BMW. Brown had earlier said the suspect exchanged gunfire with deputies before crashing into a parked car.
He said he didn't know whether the suspect was shot by deputies, or if his wound was self-inflicted.
The circumstances surrounding the shootings were under investigation.
Brown said the shootings occurred at several sites in the town, resulting in nine crime scenes.
A nighttime drive-by shooting in a student enclave next to the University of California, Santa Barbara left at least three people dead and seven injured, according to media reports.
Santa Barbara County sheriff's spokeswoman Kelly Hoover told KEYT-TV a second suspect was detained after the gunfire broke out around 9:30 p.m. Friday in the Isla Vista neighborhood.
The circumstances surrounding the shootings were not immediately clear, but the station said police cordoned off four crime scenes. They include a deli whose glass window was shattered.
A student told the station he saw shots fired from a BMW, fatally striking one woman and critically injuring another woman.
"I heard shots, scream, pain," Michael Vitak said. "All emotions. I hope she is going to be fine."
The station said a black BMW slammed into as many as two cars.
The shooting prompted officials to issue alerts urging people to stay indoors.
Isla Vista is known for parties, including an annual spring bash that turned into a violent blowout last month as young people clashed with police and tossed rocks and bottles. A university police officer and four deputies were injured and 130 people were arrested.