UPDATE: The Gunman has been identified as 43-year-old One Goh of Oakland.
7 people were killed and 3 others were wounded in a mass shooting at a small California Christian college Monday, according to CNN.
An unnamed Asian male in his forties has been apprehended as a suspect in the shooting. He has yet to be charged, however, said police spokeswoman Johnna Watson.
"We believe that this is the person," Watson added.
In addition to refusing to disclose the suspect's name, police failed to describe his relationship to his victims or to Oikos University in East Oakland.
Many of the victims were students, observed Watson.
Gunfire exploded inside the single-story building that houses the entire school around 10:30 a.m. PST, said English professor Lucas Garcia, whose class was interrupted by the shooting.
Garcia said that he counted about 6 gunshots from a nearby nursing classroom before he heard someone yell, "He's got a gun."
The English teacher then evacuated his students from the building while the gunfire continued.
The predominantly Korean American Christian college, offers degrees in theology, music, nursing and Asian medicine, according to its website.
The suspect was arrested outside a Safeway convenience store shortly after the shootings in Alameda, California, the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Lee told CNN.
Sadly, this is just one of a number of school shootings that I have wrote about in the last year or so. The shear number of these shootings demonstrates that schools are a public forum for those to release their anger, aggression, depression, or other emotional problems that are hampering them.
Tragically, these public demonstrations end the lives of many and affect the lives of so many others. Hopefully, as public awareness increases these shootings can be reduced in the future.
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