He has been identified as the son of Peter Rodger, the assistant director of The Hunger Games franchise.
Rodger launched his attack on Saturday in Santa Barbara, after revealing his plan in a Youtube video, saying he wanted revenge for being rejected.
The 22-year-old virgin also revealed plans to kill women.
The incident happened near the campus of the University of Santa Barbara.
Rodger Elliot was later found dead in his car, with self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
A lawyer for the director, claims the family contacted police after the video was posted a few weeks ago. The family was disturbed by the video, said the lawyer, “regarding suicide and the killing of people”.
According to reports, he was being treated by numerous health professionals.