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Suspect Elliot Rodger Posted Chilling Video About Killing Before Drive-By Shooting

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Elliot Rodger (pictured), the son of the assistant director behind the "Hunger Games" movies, posted misogynistic and racist content prior to the shooting on Friday. In his last Youtube video, titled "Elliot Rodger’s Retribution" Rodger vowed to have his "revenge against humanity."

"You girls have never been attracted to me. I don't know why you girls aren't attracted to me but I will punish you all for it," Rodger said in the Youtube video. "It's an injustice, a crime because I don't know what you all don't see in me. I'm the perfect guy. And yet you all throw yourselves at these obnoxious men instead of me, the supreme gentleman. I will punish you all for it."

That was the last of a series of chilling online content (including videos and comments) Rodger posted before the shooting. Rodger regularly posted on PuaHate.com where he wrote misogynistic posts against women and ranted against interracial dating as well as people of other races. In one posting, highlighted by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Rodger wrote:

Today I drove through the area near my college and saw some things that were extremely rage-inducing.

I passed by this restaurant and I saw this black guy chilling with 4 hot white girls. He didn’t even look good.

Then later on in the day I was shopping at Trader Joe’s and saw an Indian guy with 2 above average White Girls!!!

What rage-inducing sights did you guys see today? Don’t you just hate seeing these things when you go out? It just makes you want to quit life.

An attorney for Peter Rodger, Elliot's father, confirmed to reporters that Elliot was the suspect in the shooting. The lawyer, Alan Shiffman, told reporters on Saturday that Elliot Rodger's parents called police a month earlier about Youtube videos Elliot had been posting. Those videos focused on "suicide and the killing of people." Police, Shiffman said, interviewed Elliot Rodger but decided he did not pose any danger.

Rodger was found dead after his BMW with a gunshot wound to his head. He was found after the BMW he drove in the shooting crashed into another car. Investigators said they found a semiautomatic gun in the car, according to NBC News.

According to the Los Angeles Times, authorities said three bodies were removed Saturday afternoon from Rodger's apartment.

Watch Rodger's last video below:

(Photo credit: Youtube)

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Daniel Strauss is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. He was previously a breaking news reporter for The Hill newspaper and has written for Politico, Roll Call, The American Prospect, and Gaper's Block. He has also interned at Democracy: A Journal of Ideas and The New Yorker. Daniel grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in History. At Michigan he helped edit Consider, a weekly opinion magazine. He can be reached at daniel@talkingpointsmemo.com.