UPDATE: Seven dead in drive-by shooting near UC Santa Barbara

UPDATE 5:55 a.m.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say seven people are dead and seven wounded in a drive-by shooting in a student enclave next to the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said the dead in Friday night’s rampage in the Isla Vista neighborhood included the suspected attacker who was driving a black BMW. Brown had earlier said the suspect exchanged gunfire with deputies before crashing into a parked car.

He said he didn’t know whether the suspect was shot by deputies, or if his wound was self-inflicted.

The circumstances surrounding the shootings were under investigation.

Brown said the shootings occurred at several sites in the town, resulting in nine crime scenes.

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say three people – including a suspect- are dead and seven others wounded in drive-by shootings in the Santa Barbara area.

Santa Barbara County sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Hoover tells KEYT-TV a second suspect was detained after the gunfire Friday night near the Isla Vista student enclave next to UC Santa Barbara’s campus.

The circumstances surrounding the shootings were not immediately clear, but the station says police cordoned off four crime scenes, including one near a deli and another near a convenience store.

The station says a black BMW that may have been involved in the shooting slammed into as many as two cars.

The shooting prompted officials to issue alerts urging people to stay indoors.

Isla Vista is known for parties, including one last month that turned into a violent blowout.

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