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Mass murder victim originally from Ottawa

One of the victims of Friday's mass killing in Isla Vista, California was originally from Ottawa.

19-year-old George Chen was found stabbed in his apartment, the one he shared with two others, and 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, the man named in the killing spree.

Chen's Facebook page claims Ottawa as his hometown, though he lived with his family in San Jose, California before going to school at the University of California's Santa Barbara campus.

Chen's friends say the living arrangement was tense, and he and his roommates were planning to move out and away from Rodger at the end of the semester.

A friend of the Chen family spoke with CTV and said the family is stricken with grief. Chen's friends took to social media to mourn their loss.

Rodger was found dead in his car after three other people were shot and killed, and many more wounded, in Isla Vista Friday.

All of the victims were students at UCSB.

(With files from CTV Ottawa)

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