Deputies Discover Huge Stash Of Guns And Ammunition In UC Santa Barbara Student's Home
Deputies seized 7 guns, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and high-capacity assault rifle magazines from a 21-year-old UC Santa Barbara student's Isla Vista apartment this week after he accidentally fired a gun through his neighbor's wall.
The cases aren't connected, but it's a little unsettling given that this incident comes on the heels of Elliot Rodger's mass killing spree in Isla Vista last Friday that left 6 dead and 13 injured. His spree has rocked the tight-knit community and renewed debates about tightening gun control laws.
Deputies arrived at the 6500 block of Pardall Road around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday after they received a report from a resident there that a gunshot went through the wall of his home, according to a press release from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept. They questioned his neighbor, Kevin Tym, who told them that he was playing with his Glock 17 handgun and accidentally fired it.
While they were investigating Tym's home, they discovered and seized a bevy of firearms and ammunition, which Tym legally owns.
He was arrested and booked on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm and possession of high-capacity magazines. He was released on bail, which was set at $2,500. Officials told told NBC Los Angeles that Tym's incident is unrelated to Rodger's.