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Students hid during shooting at California school

OAKLAND

Police said seven people were dead and three others injured after a
gunman opened fire Monday at a small Korean Christian school.

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said One
Goh was in custody after surrendering an hour after the shooting at
Oikos University.Jordan said police recovered
enough ballistics evidence to determine that a handgun was used in the
rampage. He said 10 people were shot, seven fatally."It's going to take us a few days to put the pieces together," Jordan said. "We do not have a motive."

Jordan said Goh is a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from South Korea
and a resident of Oakland who is believed to be a former student at the
university. He said Goh commandeered the car of one of the victims and
drove to nearby Alameda, where he surrendered. The
police chief said Goh also called his father soon after the shooting
and told him what happened, and the father called authorities. Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said the gunman entered the school around 10:30 a.m. Oikos shares an address and phone number with the Praise God Korean Church.


<!--*-->Mayor Jean Quan said at least 35 people were at the school at the time.

Five
of the victims died at the scene and two at the hospital, Jordan said.
Three victims with wounds are in stable condition, he said.According
to federal income tax reports, the university was founded as a
non-profit organization in 2008 and reported about $1 million in annual
revenue, mostly tuition. Jerry
Sung, the university's accountant, said the school offers courses in
both Korean and English to fewer than 100 students. He said the campus
has one building. Sung said many of its students go on to work in
nursing and ministry.Tashi Wangchuk, whose
wife attended the school and witnessed the shooting, said he was told by
police that the gunman first shot a woman at the front desk, then
continued shooting randomly in classrooms.Wangchuk said his wife, Dechen Wangzom, was in her nursing class when she heard gunshots. She locked the door and turned off the lights.

The
gunman "banged on the door several times and started shooting outside
and left," he said. Wangchuk said no one was hurt inside, but the gunman
shot out the glass in the door. He said she did not know the man.Pastor Jong Kim told the Oakland Tribune that he heard about 30 rapid-fire gunshots in the building. "I stayed in my office," he said.

Deborah
Lee, who was in class at the time, said she heard five to six gunshots
at first. "The teacher said, 'Run,' and we run," she said. Dawinder Kaur's family told the Oakland Tribune
she was being treated for a gunshot to her elbow. Kaur, 19, an Army
reservist, said the gunman was a student in her nursing class who had
been absent for months. The gunman entered the class and ordered
students to line up against the wall."She told me that a guy went crazy and she got shot," her brother, Paul Singh, told the newspaper.


Added: Apr-4-2012 Occurred On: Apr-4-2012
By: dmorgan0628
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Location: Oakland, California, United States (load item map)
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