A look at deadliest college-related US shootings

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FILE – In this April 16, 2007 file photo, an injured occupant is carried out of Norris Hall at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Thirty-two people were fatally shot in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech before the gunman, Seung-Hui Cho killed himself. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Alan Kim, File)

FILE – In this April 16, 2007 file photo, an injured occupant is carried out of Norris Hall at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Thirty-two people were fatally shot in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech before the gunman, Seung-Hui Cho killed himself. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Alan Kim, File)

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)

FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2008 file photo, provided by the student-run Northern Star newspaper, rescue workers carry an unidentified victim from the scene of a shooting at a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Five students were killed and 18 are wounded when former student Steven Kazmierczak, 27, opened fire in the lecture hall. (AP Photo/Northern Star, Jim Killam, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows Steven Kazmierczak. Police identified Kazmierczak as the suspect in the shooting that killed five students and wounded 18 are wounded at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., on Feb. 14, 2008. (AP Photo/University of Illinois, File)

FILE – In this June 7, 2013 file photo, with their hands held above their heads, students and staff evacuate to the North side of campus as police swarm Santa Monica City College looking for a gunman in Santa Monica, Calif. Authorities identified John Zawahri as the shooter that killed five people at school. Zawahri was fatally shot by officers in the college library. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Robert Gauthier, File) NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; VENTURA COUNTY STAR OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT

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A gunman went on a nighttime rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, that killed six people and left seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday. Deputies found the gunman dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

Here is a look at some of the worst shootings on or near college campuses in recent years:

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.

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