Violence strikes again near UCSB campus

Violence strikes again near UCSB campus

The campus of University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB) was briefly locked down after two people were shot and third one was assaulted.

According to Santa Barbara County fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni, the incident took place in an area of small apartments in the Isla Vista neighborhood at approximately 7:15 pm.

The area is a home to thousands of students and is within two blocks of campus.

Zaniboni said that the three men in their early 20s were rushed to a hospital with moderate injuries. It still not clear whether they were students at the university.

Santa Barbara County sheriff's office released a statement informing that deputies and university police officers reported a domestic disturbance outside a residence where gunshots were reported.

One of the injured men is believed to be a suspect in the case. The search for the second suspect who fled the scene in a white four-door sedan is ongoing.

The police said that the shooting incident happened in the same neighborhood where a man staged a killing rampage on May 23, 2014.

However, the shooting incident has nothing to do with the violent rampage last year when Elliot Rodger, 22, killed six people and injured 14 others near campus before killing himself.

He posted a manifesto and a series of online videos in which he voiced his dislike for everyone. In a final handwritten journal entry on May 23, he wrote, "This is it. In one hour I will have my revenge on this cruel world. I HATE YOU ALLLL! DIE".

The lockdown and search of the UCSB campus ended after approximately two hours. People living nearby also insisted to stay inside until the all-clear was finally given.

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