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10Jan/130

One L. Goh Unfit for Trial for Mass Murder at Oikos University of Oakland

Goh Crime SceneOne L. Goh of Oikos, the perpetrator of last year's seven fatality shooting at the Oakland University, was declared unfit for trial by an Alameda County court judge on Monday.

Goh will be held at a mental institution, likely the facility in Napa, until he is deemed competent to stand trial. He will return to court on January the 15th to determine which institution he will go to. His progress report will be reviewed every 90 days to monitor his progress.

Goh had originally pleaded innocent to the April 2nd Oakland University shooting after being charged with seven counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, and 10 special circumstance allegations which included committing murdering during a carjacking.

He had left the school voluntarily and demanded a refund of his tuition. The assault may have resulted from his attempt to kill one of the administrators who refused his request. The administrator was not present that day.

The victims of the shooting will be listed here: Tshering Bhutia, 38, shot in the carjacking, Doris Chibuko, 40, Sonam Choedon, 33, Grace Kim, 23, Kathleen Ping, 24, who worked at the school, Judith Seymour, 53, and Lydia Sim, 21.

During the initial stages of the shooting, One Goh approached and entered the school, drawing a .45 pistol and ordering several students against a wall. When they didn't comply, he shot and killed several of them. He also shot Dawinder Kaur, a 19 year old US Army Reservist, in the arm as he attempted to aid an injured student. As previously mentioned, Goh shot and killed Tshering Bhutia in an attempt to acquire a getaway vehicle. He was apprehended at the scene; police had been notified immediately after his intentions were made clear.

Goh's family didn't offer any assistance during the investigation. His 72 year old father Young Nam Ko was not available to comment, and his older brother Su Kwon Ko did not respond to any calls requesting his response.

(Source: NBC)

4Apr/120

7 Dead in Shooting Spree at College in Oakland

One L. Goh

One L. Goh (Courtesy Oakland Police)

On Monday, around 10:33p.m., police received a call reporting a shootout at the Oikos University of Oakland.

The perpetrator, One L. Goh, a former student at the small Christian university, entered a classroom and ordered students to line up against a wall. At this time he had a handgun drawn.

When the students didn't comply with his demand and began to run, he shot at, wounded, and killed several of them. After this, Goh killed another in an administrative office.

Dawinder Kaur, a 19 year old U.S. Army Reservist from Santa Clara, was reportedly shot in the arm by Goh after attempting to aid a student who had fallen to the floor.

A total of seven people were killed. Several but not all names have been released. 21 year old Lydia Sim and 24 year old Kathleen Ping were killed at the scene.

Immediately after hearing the first shots, student Dechan Yangzom closed and locked the nearby classroom's door and turned out all the lights. This likely saved the lives of seven other students, and her own.

In his attempt to escape, Goh killed Tshering Rinzing Bhutia, 38, and stole his car in order to drive it to a local supermarket, where he publicly announced his murdering of several students and was detained by a security officer until police arrived to arrest him.

Attempts to contact Goh's family have failed thus far. 72 year old Young Nam Ko, Goh's father, was not available for comment, and his older brother, Su Kwon Ko, did not respond to the call requesting his reponse to the event.

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