Family friend of Santa Barbara shooter: He was the loneliest person I ever met


Days after Elliot Rodger’s shooting massacre at UC Santa Barbara, his parents remain in seclusion. Rodger’s longtime family friend, Simon Astaire, said they knew he needed help despite no prior displays of violence. John Blackstone reports.


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