One Goh Identified as Suspect in Deadly Oikos University Shooting; Seven Confirmed Dead
|Police have swarmed the area|
(Update 5:15 p.m.): Police identified the suspect in today's shooting as 43-year-old One Goh, an Oakland resident and student at the private university.
(Update 3:20 p.m.): Police told reporters that the death toll in the Oakland mass killing has now risen to seven.
(Update 2 p.m): City Councilman Larry Reid told reporters at the scene that there are six confirmed dead and three injuries. "It's just another sad day in my city whenever there is a loss of life," he said.
(Update 1:32 p.m.): SF Weekly staff writer Albert Samaha is at the scene of the chaotic shooting and tells us that the shooting suspect -- who has not been identified -- had attended the school. The Korean press translated students' take on what happened early this morning, telling us that the shooter had problems with his classmates there.
Lucas Garcia, an ESL teacher at the Christian university, said that he was in his classroom with students when he heard someone in the hallway say "someone has got a gun." Deborah Lee, a student there, told SF Weekly that she was in class when she heard five gunshots in succession. She said she was scared, but then followed it by saying "I knew I was okay because God protects me."
Update (12:55 p.m.): NBC reports that Oakland police have shooting suspect in custody. According to police, the man was arrested in Alameda at about 12:20 p.m. Check back for more information about the suspect.
Update (12:30 p.m.): Oakland police could not yet confirm the number of fatalities or injuries. The Chron is reporting that at least two people have been killed and six have been injured in the mass shooting. Police, who have not yet found the shooter, are currently working to control the scene. Check back for updates.
Original story (11:52 a.m.): Police are warning residents that a gunman is on the loose after shooting several students at a private university in East Oakland early this morning, killing at least one.
According to press reports, the shooter stood up in a nursing class and starting spraying the classroom with bullets. Authorities said at least one person was shot in the head and at least six people were taken away in an ambulance.
The shooting, which occurred at Oikos University, 7850 Edgewater, was reported at about 10:40 a.m.
Police said the gunman remains at large. He is described as a Korean man with a heavy build and wearing khaki clothing. Anyone seeing someone fitting this description is asked to call 911 or (510) 777-3321.