California College Firing Kills 7 Students: Scene Of Shooting In Oakland (PHOTOS)

on April 03 2012 3:15 AM

In what is dubbed as the deadliest US school shooting spree in five years since the Virginia Tech Massacre of 2007, a gunman opened fire at a private Christian college in Oakland, California, killing at least seven college students and wounding three others, Monday morning.

The suspect, a 43-year-old Korean-American man, identified as One Goh, surrendered at a Safeway grocery store several miles away from the shooting scene at Oikos University an hour later, Oakland Police Public Information Officer Johnna Watson said at a press briefing.

The shooting incident at Oikos University has occurred just days before the fifth anniversary of the Virginia Tech Massacre. On April 16, 2007, a Virginia Tech senior Cho Seung-Hui opened fire on students and staff at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, killing 32 people in an apparently pre-planned carnage.

Oakland city officials said they believed Goh, a former student at Oikos University, had acted alone in the mid-morning shooting at the university but did not know the motive for the rampage, according to a Reuters report.

Check out below the pictures of the scene of multiple shootings at Oikos University in Oakland, California.

Shooting at Oakland University

An officer walks by what appears to be covered dead bodies following a multiple shooting in Oakland, California, April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

Shooting at Oakland University

Oakland police officers cordon off the scene of a shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, California, April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Shooting at Oakland University

Police officers walk on Edgewater Drive after a shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, California, April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Shooting at Oakland University

Officers leave the scene of a multiple shooting at a private Christian college in Oakland, California, April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

Shooting at Oakland University

Officers and members of the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau surround multiple bodies from the site of a multiple shooting in Oakland, California, April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

Shooting at Oakland University

Officers and members of the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau transport a body into a van from the site of a multiple shooting in Oakland, California, April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

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