One L. Goh, the man who allegedly shot seven people dead and injured three more at Oikos University in Oakland, California, was targeting a female school official, police say.
One L. Goh began shooting randomly when he discovered the administrator was not there, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said on Tuesday morning.
The shooting took place on Monday at Oikos University.
Suspect One L. Goh, a 43-year-old former student at the college, surrendered at a supermarket in nearby Alameda city.
One L. Goh allegedly shot seven people dead and injured three more at Oikos University in Oakland
He arrived at the university with the “the intent of locating an administrator. He then went through the entire building systematically and randomly shooting people,” Howard Jordan told ABC News’ Good Morning America.
“We’ve learned that the suspect was upset with the administration at the school. He was also upset that students in the past, when he attended the school, mistreated him, disrespected him, and things of that nature.
“He was having, we believe, some behavioural problems at the school and was asked to leave several months ago.”
Howard Jordan described the suspect as a “chaotic, calculated and determined gentleman”, adding that it was the gunman’s intention to kill people.
Five people died at the scene, and two people died later at the hospital. Two people remain in hospital in a stable condition and one person has been released.
According to the police chief, the victims ranged in age from 21 to 40.
At least five people are believed to have been injured in a shooting at a Christian university in Oakland, California, police say.
US TV footage showed wounded people emerging from buildings at Oikos University in the city of Oakland.
Policemen have surrounded the buildings, but it is not clear whether there is still a suspect on the scene.
Oikos University is a religious institution offering courses in theology, music and nursing, according to its website.
The Associated Press news agency is quoting law enforcement sources as saying five people are dead.
At least five people are believed to have been injured in a shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, California
Johnna Watson, of Oakland Police, said: “We know this to be a Korean college. A gunman came in to the college and fired multiple shots.
“We do have fatalities, I cannot confirm the number of fatalities we have at this time. We additionally have victims who have suffered from gunshot wounds.”
Johnna Watson added that medical services as well as police were at the scene.
The Oakland Fire Department says it was first notified of the shooting at about 10:50 local time .
One witness, Brian Snow, told local news station KGO-TV: “One of the people who was inside the building, she was saying there is a crazy guy inside.
“She did say someone got shot in the chest right next to her before she got taken off in an ambulance.”
A police officer at the scene told reporters the gunman had not been identified.
Reports described the suspect as a Korean man in his 40s, with heavy build and wearing khaki clothes.