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UC Santa Barbara Sets Up Emergency Call Center In Wake Of Mass Shooting

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In the wake of last night's tragedy, UC Santa Barbara has set up an emergency phone line for community members and parents with any concerns or questions. The number can be reached at (805) 893-3901. UCSB's 24-hour counseling services hotline remains opens, and can be reached at (805) 893-4411. The campus' Student Resources Building will also be open today for professional counseling.

In a letter posted on the UC Santa Barbara website, Chancellor Henry T. Yang expressed grief over the events that unfolded last night:

We are horrified and deeply saddened by the tragic events in Isla Vista last night. While the details are still unfolding, reports are that seven people were killed, including the perpetrator, and several more injured in an appalling act of senseless violence. We grieve for the precious lives lost, and we share in the heartbreak of their families, friends, and classmates.

UC President Janet Napolitano also issued a statement, offering condolences and saying that her office would "will assist [UCSB] in any way we can."