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Toronto Van Attacker Alek Minassian ‘Idolizes’ Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger

Alek Minassian, the 25-year-old “van attacker” who left 10 dead and 14 injured after driving into a crowd of people in Toronto, has been revealed to have had a “fixation” with UCSB shooter Elliot Rodger.

Minassian was formally charged with ten counts of first-degree murder and 13 of attempted murder during his first appearance in court on Tuesday. Most of his victims were reportedly women who sustained minor to life-threatening injuries, MailOnline reports.

UCSB Shooter Elliot Rodger Was an ‘Alt-Right Killer’, New Study Says

Elliot Rodger

A recent report has identified 22-year-old Elliot Rodger as the first in a series of “alt-right killers” to strike in recent years for his murder spree of six students in the college town of Isla Vista back in 2014.

The new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center listed Rodger among the 13 alleged alt-right killers to have emerged since 2014, according to the Los Angeles Times.