Update: Seven Killed, Three Wounded, One Captured After Shooting at Oikos University in Oakland

By: Brian Shields - Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:55:58 -0800

OAKLAND (KRON) -- Police continue to gather evidence against 43-year old One Goh, the suspect detained in connection with a shooting spree at an Oakland Asian medicine university that left seven people dead and three wounded.

Witnesses say the shooting happened inside a classroom at Oikos University at at 7850 Edgewater Road, just across I-880 from the Coliseum and adjacent to the Alameda County Food Bank and surrounding property.

"From inside my class I could hear gunshots," Student Deborah Lee tells KRON 4' Da Lin.  "At first I wasn't sure they were gunshots. At something like 'dun-dun, dun-dun, dun-dun,' and one girl scream.  People were at first making jokes like there were fireworks or something but then our teacher went outsident to check and he said someone has a gun. He said to run away."

Another woman was waiting for a bus nearby when the shooting started.

"She got shot because he went pow-pow-pow-pow-pow-pow-pow, he just started shooting everyone," Angie Johnson said.  "They told us to come across the street and get on the ground and we heard him shooting out the window, pop-pop-pop-pop-pop.  Then they brought the dead guy out already, the one who got shot in the chest."

Johnson says another shooting victim then emerged from the school.

"She said, 'I got shot, I got shot.'  I was like 'where?' and she took her jacket off and had a big ole hole in her arm."

Other witnesses describe the shooter as a Korean man in his 40's who was a nursing student at the school.  He reportedly stood up during class and opened fire.  It's unclear what his motivation might be, police say

"Potential victims remained inside the building trapped either by a locked door that officers were unable to open or unable to evacuate due to injuries," Police chief Howard Jordan said.  "Within an hour and a half investigators were in possession of the suspect's photo and were in route to his house as well as the separate residence of a relative.  The suspect, who is believed to be an Oakland resident surrendered to officers of the Alameda Police Department in their city.  He was arrested and is currently in the custody of the Oakland Police Department."

"No American mayor wants to have this situation," Mayor Jean Quan added.  "It seems over the last decade we've gotten used to seeing senseless mass killings like this and we'll have to question the availability of guns and the need for other services in our community."

KRON 4's Stanley Roberts reports seeing several bodies being removed from the school in the minutes after the shooting.  They were taken outside and covered with tarps.

Police then moved into to conduct a room by room search of the university which teaches nursing, accupuncture, religion, and music classes.

The accused gunman was taken into custody later Monday at a Safeway Store in the South Shore Shopping Center in Alameda about three miles from the university.  Pictures from Sky 4 later showed authorities towing the man's Honda car away from the parking lot.

"They had a man with a beanie who was being told to keep his legs apart and they were handcuffing him," shopper Lisa Resler says.  "At the time it looked like a random shoplifting."

Police are promising more details after a 6:00 p.m. news conference you can watch live on KRON 4 and KRON4.com

Stay tuned to KRON 4 and KRON4.com for the latest on this developing story.

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