One L. Goh, Oakland shooter, killed victims execution-style: police


News media congregate at the scene at Oikos University after a shooting that killed multiple people on April 2, 2012 in Oakland, California.


Jed Jacobsohn

Oakland police today said One L. Goh, who opened fire at a small religious college in the northern California city on Monday and killed seven people, lined up his victims and shot them execution-style, CNN reported.

Oakland police chief Howard Jordan described the shooting, which wounded three other students, as "calculated, cold-blooded execution in the classroom," said CNN. The attack took place Monday morning at the private Christian Oikos University associated with a local Korean-American church.

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Police believe Goh was looking for a certain female administrator when he entered Oikos University on Monday, but when he couldn't find her he took the receptionist prisoner and then lined up students against the wall and shot them, according to CNN

Goh reloaded his weapon after exhausting his first round of ammunition after discovering students trying to hide, police told CNN

Jordan told CNN that this took place "within minutes," adding, "[w]e don’t think the victims had any opportunity to resist, any opportunity to surrender."

The shooter, a 43-year-old Korean national and former nursing student at Oikos University, turned himself in to a Safeway employee before being detained by police on Monday. Charges are likely to be filed on Wednesday. Police have not found a weapon, but they say they have enough evidence to suggest it was a semi-automatic handgun, according to CNN. A police search for it is under way today. 

Goh, who had reportedly been dismissed from Oikos earlier this year, provided the authorities with more details during questioning overnight.

Jordan told ABC's “Good Morning America” that Goh had been “upset with the administration of the school” and that he had been “mistreated” by other students, according to The New York Times

The police chief told CNN that Goh, who was tens of thousands of dollars in debt, "does not appear to be remorseful at all," and "remembered very good details" about the event under police interrogation.