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Memorial to be held for victims of California shooting

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The California college community in Isla Vista will come together Tuesday to remember the six people killed in a shooting rampage at the hands of a classmate.

Classes have been canceled at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the school Elliot Rodger attended.

Rodger’s neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said he knew something was wrong with the college student.

"He was a really troubled kid. I don't know if, like I postponed it for a couple of months but honestly there was nothing anyone could do,” he said. “I just…all of the victims, all of the families, I just want them to know nobody deserved that there was no stopping him talking to him he was a very, very troubled kid."

Rodger’s now infamous video diary on YouTube was full of hate and disbelief in his social and sexual isolation. In one YouTube video, Rodger rants about his loneliness and rejection from women.

“I'm polite, I'm the ultimate gentleman,” said Rodger. “And yet you girls, you never give me a chance."

In another post he said, “that's a problem that I intend to rectify. I in all of my magnificence and power, I will not let this fly."

In an eerie passage in his 140 page manifesto, Rodger actually said he was close to getting caught nearly a month before Friday’s rampage.

“If [police] had demanded to search my room… That would have ended everything,” wrote Rodger. “For a few horrible seconds I thought it was all over. When they left, the biggest wave of relief swept over me.”

The young classmate Rodger refers to as the girl that started his hatred towards women has spoken through her father. He told the New York Post his daughter barely remembers him and did not pick on him as he claims in the manifesto.

As far as predicting if this would have or could have happened, experts say mass killings are extremely rare. That makes is nearly impossible to figure out who for sure will reach that breaking point.

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