7 Killed in 'Planned Mass Murder' Near UC Santa Barbara

At least seven people - including a suspect - were killed in a mass shooting near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Another seven people were injured in the Isla Vista neighborhood about 9:30 p.m. Friday, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown. He repeatedly referred to the shooting as a planned mass murder.

A student told ABC affiliate KEYT-TV he saw shots fired from a BMW, fatally hitting 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."

Police recovered a semiautomatic handgun from the area, said Brown.

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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