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Tuesday Apr 3

Korean National Arrested in Oikos University Shooting - Oakland, California

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43-year-old One L. Goh, a Korean National, was arrested on Monday for killing seven students in his shooting rampage at Oikos University, a small Christian university in Oakland, California. Five victims died at the scene, while two others died as they were being taken to a hospital. According to ABC, no other information has been released yet about the three other victims. 

Goh was a former student at Oikos who was searching for a female administrator that morning. When he found she was not there, he pushed a secretary into a classroom, and ordered students to line up against a wall after they refused to comply. That’s when he began shooting, said Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan. 

"We’ve learned that the suspect was upset with the administration at the school," Jordan said today on "Good Morning America."

According to the ABC article, Goh was in deep debt, having left behind multiple traffic citations in his former home state of Virginia. He had also been evicted from an apartment complex, and was later kicked out of Oikos University several months ago, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “An unidentified source also stated that Goh might have been in a dispute with campus officials.”

The Chronicle also reported that two of his family members died within the past 13 months. His brother, Su Wan Ko, was a US Army sergeant died in March 2011 from a car crash in Virginia while on special forces training. His mother died in Seoul a year ago, and his father recently moved after living in Oakland.

"He was also upset that students in the past mistreated him, disrespected him, and things of that nature. He was having, we believe, some behavioral problems at the school and was asked to leave several months ago."

The incident is a haunting reminder of the Virginia Tech massacre that occurred in 2007, where former Korean born student Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people. Along with the California State University Fullerton massacre, the Oikos University shooting is considered the third-deadliest university shooting in U.S. history, after the Virginia Tech shooting and the University of Texas Clock Tower shooting. 

Courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC News and CBS. Click for articles.