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Oikos University shooting suspect was former nursing student upset he was expelled

on April 3, 2012

Shooting suspect One L. Goh, upset that he was expelled from the nursing program at Oikos University, returned to the school to kill seven people on Tuesday, according to police.

Goh showed up at the school “with the specific intent to kill people,” Oakland Chief of Police Howard Jordan told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday.

“We’ve learned that this was a very chaotic, calculated and determined gentleman that came there with a very specific intent to kill people,” Jordan said, “and that’s what his motive was and that’s what he carried out.”

Oakland police responded to a “an extremely chaotic scene” at 10:30 am Tuesday at Oikos University, a small Christian College on Edgewater Drive in East Oakland, where they found someone suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police had to force their way into rooms to rescue 13 people, some of whom were “gravely injured,” Jordan said at a press conference on Monday night. Five people died at the scene, and two later at a local hospital.

Six of the victims are women, and the victims came from Korea, Nigeria and Nepal, Jordan said. Their ages ranged from 21-40. He did not say when more information on the victim’s identities would be available.

Jordan said that after the shooting, Goh, 43 and a South Korean national, stole one of the victim’s cars and drove to a Safeway in Alameda, where he called his father, who then called the Alameda Police Department, and the Oakland police were then “summoned to the scene to take him into custody,” Jordan said on “Good Morning America.”

Charges are expected to be filed with the Alameda County District Attorney’s office today, Jordan told “Good Morning America.”

According to Sergeant Christopher Bolton, police are now looking for the firearm used in the shooting on the 7200 block of Doolittle Drive.

A memorial service for the victims of the shooting will be held at 6 pm tonight at Allen Temple Baptist Church, located at 8501 International Boulevard. The service was initially going to be held at Korean Methodist Church in Oakland but was moved to accommodate what is expected to be a large crowd.

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