Oakland school massacre: Seven victims shot to death, suspect in custody
April 2, 2012 - 3:31 pm
[I have no new information about this other than what has already been covered in the media, but I thought it merited a place on PJMedia for people to weigh in with their thoughts and with any new leads that folks around the country may yet be unaware of.]
A student at a small, very obscure Korean-American Christian/acupuncture college in an industrial part of Oakland, California went on a shooting rampage today and killed seven of his classmates and wounded three others.
Details are still emerging, but this is what we know so far:
7 dead, 3 injured, suspect caught in college shooting
Authorities are now confirming that seven people have been killed by a gunman at a private university in Oakland.
The gunman opened fire at Oikos University, a Christian school at 7850 Edgewater Road, today at about 10:30 a.m., said Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson. Ten people were hit by gunfire in an attack that set off a manhunt that ended about an hour later when the shooter turned himself in at an Alameda grocery store.
Terrified students ran from the college in the chaotic moments afterward, as police searched the building for the shooter and rescued students, who took cover and hid inside. SWAT units smashed glass windows with sledgehammers to reach the huddling students and faculty.
Watson said authorities detained a suspect, but would not disclose if the man attended the school. Authorities captured the suspect, described as an Asian male in his 40s, more than five miles away in an Alameda shopping mall an hour after the shooting.
Employees at the Safeway told The Chronicle the suspect walked to the customer service desk inside and said, “I just shot some people.”
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The shooter’s name is One Goh Ko.
The only info I could dig up about him on the Web was the fact that his brother, Sgt. Su Wan Ko, died in a traffic accident while on assignment for the Army in Virginia almost exactly one year ago.