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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.