Family of Santa Barbara Shooter Discusses Their Son

New insight into the strange behavior of Elliot Rodger that led up to his violent rampage.
1:42 | 05/29/14

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The first time a family is speaking about what it is when your son. Is on a progression toward a dark horizons their son. Was the shooter in Santa Barbara. We've been studying their pictures his father his mother on her cell phone and tonight we have new insight into their anguish and the strange behavior. They say led to a violent surprise. ABC's David Wright. You know I don't like they're doing my job I'm not I'm. -- some of the people who knew the shooter best insisted they never saw this coming. And it fooled everyone for very very long time family friend Simon -- on GMA this morning. You know he received very removed. Remote child. And -- the -- it. He -- when you -- him. These YouTube videos give some glimpses into his character. In this one here he stalks a young couple kissing on the beach. Consumed with envy in his rambling manifesto Elliott Roger claims to have attacked other CN. Reading that at a party last year he tried to push a group of students off a balcony. He says he squirted another group with a super soaker filled with -- orange Jews. And dumped cough the only young couple kissing in line at Starbucks. Roger was so anti social one of his former roommates moved out early Chris -- told us well before the attack. He saw Roger as potentially violent my first -- -- wa -- me he actually did it. Rodgers parents today said they are crying in pain for the victims and their families David Wright ABC news Los Angeles.

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