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Oakland police believe they have found Oikos shooting murder weapon

on April 6, 2012

Oakland police announced Friday morning that they believe they have found the gun used in the shooting of ten Oikos university students and staffers on Monday in East Oakland. Seven of the shooting victims died.

One Goh, a former nursing student at the school, was arrested in connection with the shooting shortly afterward. Goh was charged Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court with seven counts of murder with special circumstances and three counts of attempted murder as well as other charges including carjacking. Police say that Goh stole a car belonging to another student, and that sometime between the shooting rampage and his arrest later that morning at an Alameda grocery store, Goh discarded his weapon. Police have been searching local waterways for the gun since Monday.

According to an Oakland Police Department press release, a gun was located in the early hours of Friday morning in a waterway in the 8400 block of Leet Drive, near Hegenberger Road in East Oakland and close to Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park. The gun’s serial numbers match those of a gun owned by One Goh, but further testing will need to be done to confirm whether it is the murder weapon, the statement said.

“Investigators have worked very hard on this case. Hopefully, this find will help the families find closure and bring this case to justice,” Police Chief Howard Jordan said in the statement.


  1. Sam Smith on April 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    “According to an Oakland Police Department press release, a gun was located in the early hours of Monday morning…”

    Could you clarify that? The way it is written, it sounds like the police found the murder weapon even before the murders were committed.

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