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article imageShooting at Oakland school leaves seven dead

By KJ Mullins     Apr 3, 2012 in Crime
Oakland - Seven people perished at an Oakland, California college on Monday after a Korean-American gunman opened fire, alleged to be angry at his treatment at the school.
According to the police the alleged gunman, a former nursing student, was upset with students and the administration at Oikos University. Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said that the captured gunman had attended the school in the past and felt that he had been mistreated and disrespected because of his poor skills with the English language.
“We’ve learned this was a very chaotic, calculated and determined gentleman that came there with specific intent to kill people,” Jordan is reported to have said according to the National Post.
One Goh was captured shortly after the shooting at a Safeway grocery store just miles from the college. It is reported that Goh told employees at the customer service counter that he had just shot some people. When police arrived the 43-year-old man surrendered.
The former student, who was dismissed from the school months ago due to behavior problems, is said to have walked onto the campus Monday morning ready to kill. He allegedly first opened fire in a reception area before entering a classroom after looking for a female administrator who was not on campus. He is said to have told former classmates to line up and informed them he planned to kill them.
Witnesses say that at first students thought the man was joking until his began shooting.
In another classroom student Dechen Wangzon is credited for saving the lives of students by turning off the lights and locking the door.
Five of the seven victims died at the scene with two more dying in hospital. At the time of the shooting there were about 35 people in the building. Three other people were wounded in the attack. The victims range in age from 21 to 40.
According to WAAY 31 the alleged gunman is not showing remorse for his actions. Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said, "In terms of the suspect's cooperation, I'm told he's been very cooperative with us. He's not been particularly remorseful, but he's been very cooperative with us."
Oikos is a Christian college that specializes in theology, nursing, music and Asian medicine.
The murder weapon has yet to be recovered.
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