Asian male shoots 9 and kills 6 students in Oakland (update)
— Nine people were shot at a California religious college Monday, and Oakland police “believe that six have been pronounced dead,” a police official said.
“We believe the suspect is in custody,” Oakland Police Sgt. Christopher Bolton said. “He was arrested in a nearby city.”
Police in nearby Alameda told KCBS that the suspected gunman was taken into custody at a shopping center in nearby Alameda about 12:20 p.m. His identity was not immediately released but he was described by police as a Korean man in his 40s with a heavy build and wearing khaki clothing.
According of its website, Oikos University is a Christian school offering studies in theology, music, nursing and Asian medicine.
- Shooting erupts at Oakland religious school (sfgate.com)
- Police respond to shooting in East Oakland (mercurynews.com)
Posted on April 2, 2012, in Government Trough and tagged Alameda, Alameda California, asian male shooter, Christian school, KCBS, korean male, police, Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, Shopping mall, United States. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.