Authorities say a 43-year-old former student of the small Christian school, Oikos University, in Oakland California, opened fire Monday, killing at least seven people.
Police say the man’s name was Goh and he surrendered to police custody after an hour. The police spokesperson said seven were left dead and three were hurt in what the Governor of California Jerry Brown is calling a “senseless act of violence.”
Police received a call at 10.33 a.m. of an “extremely chaotic scene,” as Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan called it.
The Korean national Goh told police that he was upset Oikos University dismissed him for a job position, prompting him for the Oakland school shooting. Police learned the seven victims of the killing spree were lined up in one classroom against the wall and were shot execution style one by one, CNN reported.
“This was a calculated, cold-blooded execution,” Jordan told CNN.
The Oakland School Shooting was a tragedy that came at the same time DEA law enforcement officials raided the Oaksterdam campus in Oakland. The university has been dubbed as the “pot university” and a warrant was given for the ongoing investigation into the school. The four U.S. attorneys in California announced back in the fall that they intended to prosecute businesses that are in violation of the 1996 ballot of medical marijuana businesses operating for a profit. Some students protested the arrival of the law enforcement and even attempted to block vehicles from entering.