Mourners hug in front of the IV Deli Mart, where part of Friday night's mass shooting took place, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in the Isla Vista area near Goleta, Calif. Sheriff's officials said Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, stabbing three people to death at his apartment before shooting and killing three more in a crime spree through a nearby neighborhood. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
This undated photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows the driver license photo of Elliott Rodger. Rodger, 22, went on a murderous rampage Friday, May 23, 2014, killing six before dying in a shootout with deputies, in the community of Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Goleta, Calif., (AP Photo/California DMV)
Mourners gather at a makeshift memorial at the Alpha Phi sorority house where two women were killed during Friday night's mass shootings, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in the Isla Vista area near Goleta, Calif. Sheriff's officials said Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, stabbing three people to death at his apartment before shooting and killing three more in a crime spree through a nearby neighborhood. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Santa Monica Police Department shows John Zawahri. Police identified Zawahri as the shooter that killed five people at Santa Monica College on June 7, 2013. Zawahri was fatally shot by officers in the college library in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Santa Monica Police Department, File)
An evidence photo showing the SUV in which Carlos Franco and his daughter Marcela Franco were shot and killed is among several new evidence photos of the June 9 shooting rampage by John Zawahri that were released by the Santa Monica, Calif., Police Department at a news conference Thursday, June 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Santa Monica Police)
One Goh appears in an Alameda County Superior courtroom in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 30, 2012. Goh, 43, plead not guilty to seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder for the fatal shooting rampage at Oikos University in Oakland earlier this month. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Efanye Chibuko touches a picture of his wife Doris during a memorial at Oikos University Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. Doris Chibuko was among the victims of a shooting rampage at the Oakland school last week. Just over a week ago, a gunman entered the campus of the small Christian college and opened fire in classrooms, killing seven people, before fleeing. Police say suspect One Goh was targeting an administrator who had been involved in his financial dispute with the school, but she no longer worked there. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
FILE - In this April 2, 2012 file photo, Oakland Police cover bodies near Oikos University in Oakland, Calif., after a shooting at the school. One Goh, the suspect in the shooting, was charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder but is being held at a Northern California mental hospital after psychiatric evaluations concluded last year that he suffers from long-term paranoid schizophrenia and is unfit to stand trial. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
Visitor stops at a makeshift memorial on Northern Illinois University campus Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 in DeKalb, Ill. On Thursday,Steven Kazmierczak, armed with three handguns and a pump-action shotgun, stepped from behind a screen on a campus lecture hall's stage and opened fire on a geology class. He killed five students before committing suicide. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
This photo, supplied by Richard Grafer, shows Steven Kazmierczak at 12-years-old in 1992, Kazmierczak, armed with three handguns and a pump-action shotgun, stepped from behind a screen on the lecture hall stage at Northern Illinois University and opened fire on a geology class. He killed five students Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, before committing suicide. Grafer is Kazmierczak's godfather.(AP Photo/Richard Grafer via Chicago Sun Times) **MANDATORY CREDIT ,CHICAGO OUT**
Richard Reilman, left, hugs his wife, Louisiana Technical College Financial Aid Manager Candice Reilman as his sister Elizabeth Reilman consoles staff member Buffy Brinkley shortly after leaving the college campus Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 in Baton Rouge, La. A 23-year-old woman killed two fellow students Friday morning at the school then killed herself, police said. (AP Photo/Tim Mueller)
Baton Rouge Sgt. Don Kelly meets with the media outside the Louisiana Technical College Friday, Feb. 8, 2008. A 23-year-old woman killed two fellow students in a classroom at the school in Baton Rouge, La. The woman then killed herself, police said. (AP Photo/Tim Mueller)
People file past the memorial for the slain students in front of Burruss Hall on the Virginia Tech Drillfield in Blacksburg, Va., Friday, May 11, 2007 on graduation day. Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and then himself on April 16 on the campus of Virginia Tech. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Sophomore Kenneth Erisman holds a candle as he pays his respects at a makeshift memorial at Drill field on the Virginia Tech campus Wednesday, April 18, 2007 in Blacksburg, Va. Midway through his murderous rampage, Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui went to the post office and mailed NBC a package containing photos and videos of him brandishing guns and delivering a snarling, profanity-laced tirade about rich "brats" and their "hedonistic needs." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
FILE - This undated file photo released by the Virginia State Police shows Cho Seung-Hui. Seung-Hui, of South Korea, was identified by police as the gunman suspected in the massacre that left 33 people dead at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Monday, April 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police, File)
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)
Peter Odighizuwa is led into Buchanan County General District Court Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, in Grundy, Va. Grundy, a former law student accused of killing three people during a campus shooting spree was found incompetent to stand trial. Buchanan County General District Judge Fred Combs said that Odighizuwa, 43, should be hospitalized for treatment so he can become competent. At left is Odighizuwa's attorney, James Turk Jr. (AP Photo/Andre Teague, Pool)
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 1996 file photo, triple-murder suspect Frederick Martin Davidson, stands during his arraignment in San Diego. Davidson was charged in the shooting deaths of three professors at San Diego State University, and sentenced to three life terms in prison without parole. (AP Photo/Michael Poche, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 21, 1996 file photo, as the hearse carrying the casket of Dr. Preston Lowrey III is closed, relatives and friends comfort his wife Ying, center, following a memorial service in San Diego. Preston Lowrey III and two others were gunned down on the campus of San Diego State University by Frederick Martin Davidson on Aug. 15, 1996. (AP Photo/Michael Poche, File)
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A lone gunman armed with a shotgun opened fire on students at a small Christian university in Seattle, killing a 19-year-old man and wounding two others. A student building monitor pepper-sprayed him and subdued him with the help of others, preventing more deaths, according to police.
Here is a look at some of the worst shootings on or near college campuses in recent years:
May 23, 2014: Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured seven more before turning his gun on himself in a rampage in Isla Vista, California, near two universities, according to police. The rampage was over just eight minutes after it began with Rodger stabbing three people at his apartment, authorities said. He drove around the city firing on people outside a sorority house and inside a deli.
June 7, 2013: Five people are killed and several others are wounded when John Zawahri, 23, shoots his father and brother and then shoots at strangers in cars and at Santa Monica College, where students were taking final exams. Zawahri is fatally shot by officers in the college library in Santa Monica, California.
April 2, 2012: Seven people are killed and three are injured when a 43-year-old former student opens fire at a tiny Christian school, Oikos University, in Oakland, California, according to authorities. One Goh was charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder but is being held at a Northern California mental hospital after psychiatric evaluations concluded last year that he suffers from long-term paranoid schizophrenia and is unfit to stand trial.
Feb. 14, 2008: Five students are killed and 18 are wounded when former student Steven Kazmierczak, 27, opens fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, before committing suicide.
Feb. 8, 2008: Two people are killed when Latina Williams, 23, opens fire during an emergency medical technology class at Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before shooting herself.
April 16, 2007: Thirty-two people are fatally shot in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, before the gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, 23, kills himself.
Sept. 2, 2006: Two people are killed when gunman Douglas W. Pennington, 49, shoots his sons before killing himself during a visit to Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Oct. 28, 2002: Three professors are killed when Robert Flores Jr., 41, who was flunking out of the University of Arizona nursing school, shoots them before killing himself in Tucson, Arizona.
Jan. 16, 2002: Three people are killed and three are wounded when a recently dismissed graduate student at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, returns to camps and targets the dean, a professor and a student. Peter Odighizuwa, 42, pleaded guilty in the attack and was sentenced to life in prison.
Aug. 15, 1996: Three professors are shot and killed when Frederick Martin Davidson, 36, a graduate engineering student at San Diego State University, is defending his thesis before a faculty committee and pulls out a handgun. Davidson was later sentenced in California to three life terms in prison without parole.