Police say college shooter was targeting his victims


A former student suspected of opening fire at a small Christian college in California, killing seven people and wounding three, was targeting a school administrator and former classmates who he felt had treated him unfairly, police in Oakland have said.

Police chief Howard Jordan said at a news conference that One Goh (43), who had been expelled from Oikos University, had been co-operative after being taken into custody but “not particularly remorseful”.

“We know that he came here with the intent of locating an administrator and she was not here,” Mr Jordan said. “He then went through the entire building systematically and randomly shooting victims.”

The mid-morning attack at Oikos, a small Oakland college that has links to the Korean- American Christian community, was the deadliest shooting rampage on a US college campus since 32 people were killed by a student at Virginia Tech University in April 2007.

The three wounded victims had all been released from Highland Memorial Hospital in Oakland by mid-morning yesterday.

Mr Jordan said those killed included six women and a man, from Korea, Nigeria, Nepal and the Philippines. They ranged in age from 21 to 40. – (Reuters)