IT IS being reported that a film director's son believed to have carried out shootings in the US grew up in Sussex.

Elliot Rodger, who is believed to have killed himself after stabbing three men to death and shooting three others in California on Friday, spent the first five years of his life living in Sussex.

The 22-year-old student, who had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, was the son of Hollywood filmmaker Peter Rodger, assistant director of The Hunger Games series.

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