Three shot near Santa Barbara, California, university campus

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Posted: May 11, 2015 11:49 PM

(Reuters) - Three people were shot near the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara on Monday evening, according to campus and fire officials, but no further details were immediately available.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department website said the shooting occurred in the community of Isla Vista. A UC Santa Barbara security alert said a male suspect was seen fleeing the area in a white sedan, and that residents were advised to stay indoors while police searched the area.

The shooting comes roughly a year after Elliot Rodger, 22, stabbed three men to death in his Isla Vista apartment before fatally shooting three more people near the campus. He then shot and killed himself.

(Reporting and writing by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Steve Gorman and Paul Tait)