SANTA BARBARA ( — UC Santa Barbara officials are responding to the mass shooting that rocked the college town of Isla Vista Friday night by setting up an emergency center for those connected to the tragedy.

A 22-year-old drove through the beachside community killing six people and injuring seven others in a shooting rampage that ended with his death.

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University officials say students were among those involved.

UCSB announced at midday that family and friends who were concerned they may know a victim can call (805) 893-3901 for more informaton. Counselors were made available at (805) 893-4411.

UC President Janet Napolitano said the school has set up a room for arriving families to handle their questions. Grief counselors were made available “to any students, faculty and staff who need our support.”

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Napolitano said she was “shocked and deeply saddened by the news.”


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